Other Textile

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. [...]

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

1970'. Handmade embroidery cotton, acrylic, glass. For the size, see photos n. 6. Baloch women put on loose dresses and pants with sophisticated and colourful needlework, including a large pocket at the front of the dress to hold their accessories. The upper part of the dress and sleeves are also [...]

Dress with Inner Wallet – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Leather, cawrie shells, glass beads and metal elements. Cm. 62,0 high x cm. 28,5 width (24.40" x 11.22"). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated goatskin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beaded necklaces, bracelets [...]

Konso Skirt – Southern Ethiopia

Approx. cm. 70 high. The size of these skirts can be adjusted via a cord. The Konso live in an isolated region of the basalt hills.  The area is made up of hard rocky slopes. They are mixed agriculturists using their dry and infertile lands to grow crops.  Their [...]

Hamar Waistband – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Approx. cm. 74,5 long x cm. 9,0 high (29.33" x 3.54"). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated goatskin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beadede necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, which, [...]

Aymara Mantle – AWAYO – Bolivia

Mid 20th century. Excellent condition. Dyed sheep and llama natural wool. Approx. cm. 95,0 x 98,5 (37.4" x 38.7 Inches). These mantles (Awayo in Aymara language), very robust, are used by women to carry children and belongings.The Aymara are an indigenous ethnic group in the Andes regions of South America; [...]