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African Art Tuareg leather camel bag from Niger Sahara Bedouin

African Art Tuareg leather camel bag from Niger Sahara Bedouin

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Authentic Tuareg Leather Bag

Experience the richness of this vintage leather bag, beautifully adorned with vibrant dyed leather strips and the iconic Tuareg geometric motifs. Handcrafted with precision, the bag features detailed painting, engraving, embroidery, and a characteristic fringed edge.

Historically cherished by the Tuareg tribe, this bag was integral for storage and transit of goods. Originating from Niger, it resonates with stories of its past, evident from the minimal wear and tear, occasional small holes, repairs, and age-induced stains. For a thorough understanding, kindly consult the associated photographs.

Bag Dimensions:

  • Size: 20" (51 cm) x 15" (38 cm)
  • Total Length (including fringe): 27" (68.5 cm)
  • Found in Niger, West Africa.

Leather, a versatile material, is a prominent medium in the diverse realm of African art, as exemplified by the Tuareg community.

We proudly stand as esteemed exporters and retailers of African art.

About the Tuareg:

The name 'Tuareg' represents a myriad of distinct groups, united by a common language and historical heritage. Their camel caravans were synonymous with trans-Saharan trade until the mid-20th century when modern transportation modes emerged. The once bustling trade routes through the Sahara have now shifted to coastal train routes, connecting to Europe and beyond. Tracing back to Herodotus's chronicles, the Tuareg have journeyed from northern Africa, migrating southwards over two millennia, seeking better prospects. Presently, many have settled in cities skirting the Sahara, historically known as bustling trade centers of western Africa. While Islam is predominant among the Tuareg, they distinctly differ from Arabic traditions.

Artistic Essence:

Tuareg art predominantly encapsulates jewelry, leatherwork, ornate metal saddle accessories, and masterfully designed swords.

Regions of Significance:

Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali.

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