Ethnography

Bambara Bag – Mali

Leather. Approx. cm. 31,5 high (12.40″) x cm. 44,0 width (17.32”). With fringes the bag is approx. cm. 58,0 high (22.83″). The Bambara are a Mandé people living in west Africa, primarily in Mali but also in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal. They are considered to be amongst the largest...

Authentic Exceptional Berber Pipe – Apricot Wood – Ouazzane, North Morocco

Apricot wood, brass, terracotta mouthpiece, leather bags. The pipe is cm. 64,0 in length (25.2"); perfect conditions, never used. 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...

Fine Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Mauritania

Approx. cm. 128,0 x 112,0 (50.39” x 44.09”). Authentic straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. Excellent conditions. 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...

Fine Tuareg Sandals – Niger

  Braided leather. Approx. cm. 30,0 x 12,8 (11.81” x 5.04”). 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...

Kuba Bag – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers, seeds, shells. Approx. cm. 30,0 width x cm. 14,0 high(11.81” x 5.51"). Very good conditions. The Kuba are known for their raffia embroidered textiles, fiber and beaded hats, bags, carved palm wine cups and cosmetic boxes. The Kuba people, also called Bakuba, is a cluster of about...

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass, copper and silver decorations) is cm. 14,0 long x cm 6,0 width (5.51" x 2.36"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,1 long (5.55"); gr. 301,3 (10.62 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They...

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass and copper decorations) is cm. 14,2 long x cm 5,0 width (5.59" x 1.96"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,7 long (5.78"); gr. 278,5 (9.82 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are...