Other Ethnic Objects

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Iron, iron beads. Without the cotton rope, the belt is cm. 46,0 in lenght (18.11"). The cache sexe is cm. 15,8 high x cm. 30,7 width (6.22" x 12.08); weight: grams 488,0 (17.21 oz.). On the occasion of the dances for the harvest, these unusual objects were tied in most exemplary hanging [...]

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of copper on white metal sheet. Cm. 28,3 high (11.14″). Grams 141,2 (4.98 oz.). Excellent decorations. A genuine and old Tuareg veil weight known as ” assrou n’ swoul “, generally translated as ” the key which is thrown over the shoulder “. This elaborate key-like pendant is often [...]

Gnawa Child Cap – South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Cowrie shells, old glass beads, metal element added. Cm. 23,0 x cm. 17,5 (9.05" x 6.88"). Diameter apporox. cm. 16,0 (6.29"). Grams 377,4 (13.31"). The term "GNAWA" refers to a North African ethnic minority that traces its origins to West African slaves and soldiers. Gnawa communities in the [...]

Authentic Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Leather, wood, mirrow (one mirrow is missing); approx. cm. 100,0 x 49,0 (39.37” x 19.29”). 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. [...]