Tag - Tuareg

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass, copper and silver decorations) is cm. 14,0 long x cm 6,0 width (5.51" x 2.36"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,1 long (5.55"); gr. 301,3 (10.62 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They...

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass and copper decorations) is cm. 14,2 long x cm 5,0 width (5.59" x 1.96"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,7 long (5.78"); gr. 278,5 (9.82 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are...

Old Large Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Leather. Approx. cm. 47,0 high x 13,0 width (18.50” x 5.12”). 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...

Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Leather. Approx. cm. 47,5 high x 13,5 width (18.7” x 5.31”). 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...

Tuareg Cross – Bagzan – Niger

White metal, glass beads. Grams 52,7 (1.86 oz). The Bagzan cross is cm. 11,1 x 6,7 (4.37” x 2.64”); the necklace is cm. 40,0 long (15.75"). 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...

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...

Tcherot n. 27 – Niger

Tribal metal (alloy of many different metals), copper, ebony grams 253,2 (8.93 oz.); cm. 17,9 high x cm. 15,5 width (7.05” x 6.10"). 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...

Tuareg Cross – Tabélot – Niger

White metal, glass beads. Grams 72,3 (2.55 oz). The Tabélot cross is cm. 11,3 x 5,2 (4.45” x 2.05”); the necklace is cm. 47,5 long (18.70). 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...