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Old African Tuareg leather Pillow Case Mali Niger Sahara desert Bedouin Ethnic

Old African Tuareg leather Pillow Case Mali Niger Sahara desert Bedouin Ethnic

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Authentic old pillow case made from colorful dyed leather and fringes that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs.

The pillow is hand made, painted and embroidered.

The pillow filling is not included ( PHOTOS SHOWN WITH THE PILLOW FILLED ) but you can easily refill it using any stuffing material.

Used as a pillow by the Tuareg people.

The pillow case is in good condition with some wear, damages, stains and some repairs due to age and usage. Please see photos.

The size of the pillow is Length 46" ( 117 cm ) x highest point ( At the ends of the pillow ) 26" ( 66 cm )

Tuareg use leather to form many kinds of African art !

Tuareg is a term used to identify numerous diverse groups of people who share a common language and a common history.

Tuareg camel caravans played the primary role in trans-Saharan trade until the mid-20th century when European trains and trucks took over.

Goods that once were brought north to the edge of the Sahara are now taken to the coast by train and then shipped to Europe and beyond.

Tuareg history begins in northern Africa where their presence was recorded by Herodotus.

Many groups have slowly moved southward over the last 2,000 years in response to pressures from the north and the promise of a more prosperous land in the south.

Today many Tuareg live in sedentary communities in the cities bordering the Sahara that once were the great centers of trade for western Africa.

Although most Tuareg now practice some degree of Islam, they are not considered Arabic.

TYPES OF ART : Much Tuareg art is in the form of jewelry, leather and metal saddle decorations, and finely crafted swords.

LOCATION : Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali.

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