Ethnography

Old African Currency – IYEMBE – DR Congo

The piece is cm. 85,0 high  x cm. 10,0 width (33.46″ x 3.93″). Copper zoomorphic spiral (snake) made with a hexagonal section rod. The section in the upper part is larger than in the lower. They were very important objects for the Iyembe who used them for paying the wedding dowry. For a similar example see: ...

Authentic Fine Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Approx. cm. 90,0 high x cm. 46,0 width (35.43" x 18.11"). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia,...

Large Tuareg Camel Leather Bag – Niger

Extra fine camel leather quality. The bag is cm. 120,0 x 40,5 (39.76” x 15.16”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are...