Other Ethnic Objects

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Camel knee’s leather, henna. Cm. 7,4 high x cm. 10,5 width (2.91″ x 4.13″). A Tuareg box known as “dagabat” from the region around Agadez in Niger. Tuareg women stretch wet vellum over clay forms to make the dagabat and trim the excess leather before tying them up and sitting them out to dry.  Once dry cotton string dipped […]

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Iron, iron beads. Without the cotton rope, the belt is cm. 46,0 in lenght (18.11″). The cache sexe is cm. 15,8 high x cm. 30,7 width (6.22″ x 12.08); weight: grams 488,0 (17.21 oz.). On the occasion of the dances for the harvest, these unusual objects were tied in most exemplary hanging from a belt worn by […]

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of copper on white metal sheet. Cm. 28,3 high (11.14″). Grams 141,2 (4.98 oz.). Excellent decorations. A genuine and old Tuareg veil weight known as ” assrou n’ swoul “, generally translated as ” the key which is thrown over the shoulder “. This elaborate key-like pendant is often worn by wealthier women as […]

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century or earlier. Leather, wool. Cm. 26,3 high x cm. 11,5 width (10.35″ x 4.52”). The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and culture […]

Tuareg Hammer – Mali/Niger

Tuareg Hammer – Mali/Niger

Mid 20th century. Bronze, copper, enamel gr. 637,2 (22.47 oz.). Cm. 25,0 high x cm. 14,0 width (9.84” x 5.51”). Authentic old Tuareg hammer, decorated with traditional geometric designs. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They […]

Himba Snuff Bottle – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Snuff Bottle – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Iron, leather, Cm. 16,7 high. Grams 134,7. The Himba (or OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. The Himba are considered the last (semi-) nomadic, pastoralist people of Namibia. Himba women are famous for covering themselves with […]

Tuareg Tent Post – EHEL – Niger

Tuareg Tent Post – EHEL – Niger

Mid 20th century. Hardwood. Cm. 107,2 high x 14,7 width (42.20″ x 5.78″). With the costum stand the piece is cm. 109,7 high (43.18″). Four “Ehel” posts were placed in a tent to hold a long wall mat (“Eseber”), which was placed around the bed to define space and create privacy. The Tuareg people inhabit […]

Carpet Comb – Berber – Morocco

Carpet Comb – Berber – Morocco

End 19th century – early 20th century. Iron, wood. Cm. 21,3 high x cm. 13,2 width (8.38″ x 5.19”). The wooden handle is cm. 10,7 in lenght (4.21″). Grams 880,50 (31.50 oz.). For more information, see “Tapis Berbères du Maroc – La symbolique origines et signification”, by Bruno Barbatti, ACR Edition: “the carding tool and […]

Himba Child Carrier – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Child Carrier – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Skin, shells, iron beads. Cm. 73,0 high x cm. 37,0 width (28.74″ x 14.56″). The Himba (or OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. The Himba are considered the last (semi-) nomadic, pastoralist people of Namibia. Himba […]

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