Other Ethnic Objects

Tuareg Hammer – NigerTuareg Hammer – Niger

Bronze, silver, copper, enamel. Mid 20th century – cm. 28,0 high x cm. 15,0 width (11.02” x 5.90”). 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 western...

Cache Sexe – PIKURAN – Kirdi – CameroonCache Sexe – PIKURAN – Kirdi – Cameroon

Mid 20th century. Vegetable fibers, beads. Cm. 16,0 (6.29”) high x cm. 47,0 (18.50”) width. A cache-sexe, or pikuran, from the Kirdi people of Cameroon. The name of Kirdi - which in Arabic means that infidel non-Muslim - is attributed to the many ethnic groups, animist, of Sudanese origin, who live...

Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – NigerWoven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Niger

Approx. cm. 40,0 width x cm. 94,0 long (15.7 x 37.0 Inches) Authentic old straw mat decorated with Leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. 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...

Tuareg Veil Weights – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – NigerTuareg Veil Weights – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of silver alloy and copper on bronze sheet. Cm. 23,3 (9.17”) high x cm. 4,6 (1.81”) width; gr. 65,1 (2.29 oz.). A genuine and old Tuareg veil weight known as " assrou n' swoul ", generally translated as " the key which is thrown over the shoulder ". This...