Tag - Tuareg

3 Old Fine Tuareg Crosses – Tahoua – Niger

Silver, wool grams 33,6 (1.18 oz). Each cross is cm. 7,0 x 4,1 (2.75” x 1.61”). What is the history of the Tuareg Cross? What is its origin? What is its significance? It’s impossible to give definitive and unambiguous answers: we are in Africa, where everything is always true and possible. According to the “official collection” of...

Old Fine Tuareg Knife – Mali

Steel blade, beautiful braided leather scabbard. Without fringes cm. 35,0 in length (13.78″); the blade is cm. 22,5 in length (8.86″). 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...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mali

1970'. Tribal metal, agate and carnelian rings (khroub) gr. 71,7 (2.52 oz.); cm. 8,8 high x cm. 9,2 width (3.46” x 3.62"). In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”. The word Tcherot is used in Niger, while these talismans are called...

Old Fine Tuareg Ring – Niger

Mid 20th century. Silver – gr. 10,2 (0.35 oz.); cm. 3,9 high x cm. 2,1 width (1.53" x 0.82"); inner diameter cm. 1,9 (0.74 inches). US size 8.5. 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...

Fine Tuareg Teapot – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Tin gr. 689,3 (24.31 oz.); copper, resin decorations. Cm. 21,0 high (8.27”) x cm. 21,0 width (8.27”). 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...

Tuareg Hammer – Mali/Niger

Mid 20th century. Bronze, copper, enamel gr. 637,2 (22.47 oz.). Cm. 25,0 high x cm. 14,0 width (9.84” x 5.51”). Authentic old Tuareg hammer, decorated with traditional geometric designs. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and...

Authentic Old Tuareg Camel Saddle – Niger

1970-80. Cm. 84,0 high x cm. 69,5 width (33.07" x 27.36"). An old, original and complete object, with good usage patina and minor age-related damage. These camel saddles are formed by stitching and glueing brightly colored leather embossed onto a forked wooden base. The leather was then embellished with delicate drawings, as...