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African Tuareg leather camel horse bag from Niger Peul Fulani Sahara

African Tuareg leather camel horse bag from Niger Peul Fulani Sahara

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Classic Tuareg Leather Bag

Step into the world of authenticity with this vintage leather bag, splendidly accented with vivid dyed leather strips and the signature Tuareg geometric motifs. Each aspect of this bag, from painting and engraving to embroidery and fringing, is meticulously handcrafted.

Historically treasured by the Tuareg tribe, this bag has played a pivotal role in the storage and conveyance of essentials. Sourced from Niger, it stands as a testament to its journey, showcasing subtle wear, a few diminutive holes, repairs, and stains that resonate with its age and story. For a closer view, kindly reference the accompanying images.

Bag Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 18" (46 cm) x 13" (33 cm)
  • Total Length (inclusive of fringe): 23" (58 cm)
  • Found in Niger, West Africa.

    The Tuareg community, with its innate artistry, has transformed leather into myriad forms of African art.

    Introducing the essence of African art, we stand as dedicated exporters and retailers.

    The Tuareg Saga:

    The term 'Tuareg' binds a diverse set of groups, unified by a shared dialect and historical lineage. Their iconic camel caravans once dominated trans-Saharan trade, a mantle taken over by modern transportation in the mid-20th century. The erstwhile trade routes of the Sahara have now evolved, linking Europe and beyond through coastal rail networks. With roots traced back to Herodotus's writings, the Tuareg journeyed from northern Africa, migrating south over millennia. Today, they predominantly inhabit urban hubs adjacent to the Sahara, historically renowned as the epicenters of western African trade. While many Tuaregs have embraced Islam, they distinctly set themselves apart from Arabic traditions.

    Artistic Manifestations:

    The Tuareg artistic oeuvre shines brightly in jewelry, ornate leather work, embellished metal saddles, and exquisitely crafted swords.

    Centers of Cultural Influence:

    Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali.

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