Ethnography

Fine Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Camel leather. The bag is cm. 39,0 high x cm. 30,5 width (15.35” x 12.01”). 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...

Old Tuareg Bowl and Support – Mali

Mid 20th century. Hardwood, wool, tribal repairs. The diameter of the bowl is cm. 31,5 (12.40"). The bowl support is cm. 95,0 high (37,40"). With the bowl and the costum stand the piece is approx. cm. 110,0 high (43.30"). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the...

Old Masai (Maasai) Shield – ELONGO – Kenya

Early to mid 20th century. Buffalo hide, pigment, goat sinew, wood handle and frame. Cm. 88,0 high x cm 47,5 width (34.65" x 18,70"). Excellent general conditions. The Masai were known for their bravery and being superior warriors. A headdress, spear and shield are essential art forms carried and worn by a...