Tuareg Leather Bag – Mauritania

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, the Tuareg operated the trans-Saharan caravan […]

Gan Aluminium Amulet – Python – Burkina Faso

Gan Aluminium Amulet – Python – Burkina Faso

1970′. Cm. 26,7 high (10.51″); Gr. 104,4 (3.68 oz.). Gan pieces in aluminium are quite rare. For more information and similar examples, “Bronzes gan – la spirale du serpent”, by Bertrand Goy and Maine Durieu, Editions Sépia – 2005, provides a close analysis of the Gan Bronzes, examining them both thematically and aesthetically.

Tebu Knife – Libya

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 in the central Sahara, as […]

CHAMBA Ritual Objet – Northen Cameroon

CHAMBA Ritual Objet – Northen Cameroon

Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 59,5 high x 15,0 width (23.43 x 5.91 Inches); grams 956 (33.65 oz.). The Chamba people have their own particular religious beliefs known as the Chamba religion. The traditional religion of the Chamba is premised on a creator solar God (Su) and ancestor spirits who live with this creator. […]

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 80,0 x 47,0 (31.50 x 18.50 Inches). Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They arehunter-gatherers that live in the Ituri rainforest. The Mbuti are composed of bands which are relatively small in size, ranging from 15 to 60 […]

Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

Bronze, shell. Cm. 6,8 high x cm. 3,5 width (2.68″ x 1.38″). Gr. 24,8 (0.87 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon Sun Talisman is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat proof material, such as […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad Cross – Guelmim Region, Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad Cross – Guelmim Region, Morocco

Old glass beads. The necklace is cm. 54,0 in lenght (21.26″).  Grams 161,1 (5.68 oz.). 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 the Roman […]

Tuareg Basket – Mauritania

Tuareg Basket – Mauritania

Leather, vegetables fibres. Diameter cm. 22,0 (8.66”). Quite rare item. Authentic basket made from colorful leather and applications 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 Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg […]

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