Ethnography

Fine Tuareg Teapot – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Tin gr. 689,3 (24.31 oz.); copper, resin decorations. Cm. 21,0 high (8.27”) x cm. 21,0 width (8.27”). 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...

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...

Authentic Old Tuareg Camel Saddle – Niger

1970-80. Cm. 84,0 high x cm. 69,5 width (33.07" x 27.36"). An old, original and complete object, with good usage patina and minor age-related damage. These camel saddles are formed by stitching and glueing brightly colored leather embossed onto a forked wooden base. The leather was then embellished with delicate drawings, as...

Large Tuareg Camel Leather Bag – Niger

Camel leather. The bag is cm. 130,0 width x 35,0 high (51.18” x 13.78”). With fringes, the piece is cm. 80 high (31.50"). 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...

Antique African Knife – Mongo / Saka – DR Congo

Early 20th century. Iron, copper. Cm. 54,5 high (21.46″); weight: grams 395,7 (13.96 oz.). The Mongo people are a Bantu ethnic group who live in the equatorial forest of Central Africa. They are the second largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, highly influential in its north region. The Mongo people,...