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Tuareg leather camel bag Niger Peul Fula African Sahara desert

Tuareg leather camel bag Niger Peul Fula African Sahara desert

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Genuine old Tuareg Leather Bag

Delve into the elegance of this time-honored leather bag, accentuated with vivid dyed leather strips and the classic Tuareg geometric motifs. Meticulously handcrafted, this piece exhibits detailed painting, engraving, embroidery, and a unique fringed touch.

Valued by the Tuareg tribe, this bag was a fundamental asset for both storage and conveyance of goods. Sourced from Niger, it embodies tales of its past, evident from the minor wear, sporadic small holes, repairs, and stains attributed to age. For an in-depth insight, kindly refer to the accompanying images.

Bag Dimensions:

  • Size: 18" (46 cm) x 13" (35 cm)
  • Total Length (with fringe): 25" (63 cm)
  • Found in Niger, West Africa.

In the heart of African artistry, leather stands as a versatile canvas, particularly for the Tuareg community's creations.

As passionate exporters and retailers, we bring to you the essence of African art.

The Tuareg Legacy:

The designation 'Tuareg' encompasses an array of distinct groups, united by a shared dialect and historical lineage. Their camel caravans were emblematic of trans-Saharan commerce till the mid-20th century, post which contemporary transportation modes took precedence. The bustling routes across the Sahara have now evolved, connecting to Europe and beyond via coastal rail networks. Originating from Herodotus's accounts, the Tuareg journeyed from northern Africa, migrating south over millennia, drawn by the allure of prosperity. Today, many have established their abodes in cities flanking the Sahara, historically recognized as vibrant trade nexuses of western Africa. Though Islam is embraced by many Tuareg, they retain a distinct identity, separate from Arabic traditions.

Artistic Manifestations:

Tuareg artistry predominantly shines through in the form of jewelry, leather embellishments, ornamental metal saddle adornments, and exquisitely designed swords.

Centers of Cultural Influence:

Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali.

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