Bone Bracelet – GUNGULU – Gurunsi, Burkina Faso

Bone Bracelet – GUNGULU – Gurunsi, Burkina Faso

19th century. Cm. 26,0 high (10.23″) x cm. 11,5 width (4.52″); the central hole is cm. 8,3 long (3.26″) x cm. 6,8 width (2.67″). The Gurunsi wear these bracelets as a sign of prosperity. The piece has been repaired long time ago. Beautiful patina of use.

Tuareg Chest – Mauritania

Tuareg Chest – Mauritania

Wooden chest, decorated with bronze and iron plaques, fixed by means of copper spherical studs. 20th century – cm. 14,0 high x cm. 21,5 width x cm. 40,7 long (5.51” x 8.46″ x 16.02”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are […]

Berber Anklet – Fez, Morocco

Berber Anklet – Fez, Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver gr. 184,5 (6.52 oz.). Cm. 5,5 high x cm. 8,2 width. Probably the best expression Moroccan jewelery, these elaborate anklets were worn by women of higher social status. For more informations and similar examples: pages 47-52 of by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, Edisud / Le Fennec; page 19 of “A World […]

Tuareg Bag and Smoking Pipe – Niger

Tuareg Bag and Smoking Pipe – Niger

1960′-1970′. The bag is cm. 15,0 long x cm. 6,5 width (5.90 x 2.55 Inches). The pipe (camel bone, wood, bronze) is cm. 11,3 long (4.44 Inches). 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 […]

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