Bags and Chests

Old Large Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Leather. Approx. cm. 47,0 high x 13,0 width (18.50” x 5.12”). 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, the Tuareg operated [...]

Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Leather. Approx. cm. 47,5 high x 13,5 width (18.7” x 5.31”). 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, the Tuareg operated [...]

Tuareg Leather Bag – Mauritania

Camel hide, mirrows; approx. Without fringes, cm. 38,0 x 23,0 (14.96” x 9.06”). 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, [...]

Maasai Leather Bag – OLBENE – Kenya

Leather, glass beads. The bag is approx. cm. 42,0 x 47,0 (16.53” x 18.50"). Among the Maasai such bags are known as Olbene. Very often they would be embellished with glass beads forming elegant curves, vertical lines and other geometric motifs.  Olbene leather bags were used by women to hold water or other valuable [...]

Tuareg Leather Bag – Mali

Leather. The bag is approx. cm. 45,0 width x 30,2 high (17.71” x 11.88"). With fringes, the bag is cm. 54,0 high (21.25"). 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 [...]

Wooden Tuareg Bag for a Qur’an Manuscript – Mali

Early to mid 20th century. Wood. Cm. 28,3 high x cm 17,8 width (11.14 x 7.00 Inches). 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. [...]

Sahrawi Chest – Western Sahara

Mid 20th century. The chest (wood) is cm. 16,5 high x cm. 31,0 width( 6.49" x 12.20"); the lock (iron, brass and copper decorations) is cm. 3,3 high x cm 8,0 width (1.29" x 3.14"); the key is cm. 8,7 high (3.42"). The Sahrawi people are the people living [...]

Berber Bag – South Morocco

                  Leather. Cm. 36,0 high x cm. 37,0 width (14.17" x 14.56”). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River.The name Berber appeared for the first time after the end of [...]

Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Extra fine leather quality. Beautiful designs. Without fringes approx. cm. 70,0 x 40,5 (13.77” x 10.23”). 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, [...]

Tuareg Camel Leather Bag – Niger – Fine Designs

Camel leather; approx. cm. 32,0 x 60,0 (12.59” x 23.62”). 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. [...]