Ethnography

Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Niger

Approx. cm. 135,0 x 80,0 (53.15” x 31.5”). Authentic old straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. Some damage due to age and use. 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...

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Extra fine camel hide, beautiful work. The piece is cm. 93,0 high x cm. 73,0 width (36.61" x 28.74"). 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...

Small Fine Tuareg Wallet – Tahoua Cross – Niger

1970'. Leather, silver Tahoua cross, grams 18,8 (0.66 oz). Each cross is cm. 7,3 x 5,0 (2.87” x 1.97”). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from...

Tuareg Leather Pillow – Niger

Leather. Without fringes, approx. cm. 58,0 x 30,0 (22.83” x 11.81”). Authentic pillow made from colorful leather and applications that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. You can easily fill it using any stuffing material. 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 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,...

Tebu Knife – Libya

Early 20th century. Steel blade, leather and copper handle, hide scabbard. Cm. 38,0 in length (14.96"); the blade is cm. 24,7 in lenght (9.72"). Weight: grams 241,2 (8.51 oz.). The Toubou people have historically lived in northern Chad, northwestern Niger and southern Libya. The Toubou people are distributed across a large area...