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Tuareg Leather Tent panel African decoration Mali Niger Sahara

Tuareg Leather Tent panel African decoration Mali Niger Sahara

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Authentic Tuareg Leather Wall Panel

This authentic wall panel showcases a vibrant array of dyed leather strips and fringes, masterfully arranged to depict traditional Tuareg geometric motifs.

Product Features

  • Artisanal craftsmanship: Hand-painted, engraved, and embroidered.
  • Traditional Use: Served as dividers or screens within tents, elevating the interior aesthetics.
  • Condition: Well-maintained, though bears signs of wear, damage, and some repairs, indicative of its age and use. Refer to photos for detailed view.
  • Dimensions: Height - 24" (61 cm), inclusive of the leather fringe (as depicted in the lead photo), Width - 16" (40 cm).
  • Found in Niger, West Africa.

The Artistry of Tuareg Leatherwork

The Tuareg community possesses a rich tradition of crafting exquisite art pieces using leather. Their repertoire includes jewelry, ornate saddle accessories, and hand-forged swords. As dedicated exporters and retailers, we take pride in presenting authentic African art to the world.

The Legacy of the Tuareg People

'Tuareg' represents a diverse assembly of groups, united by language and shared history. Historically, Tuareg camel caravans were the backbone of trans-Saharan commerce until the 20th century when modern European transportation modes emerged. Originating from northern Africa, their history is chronicled by ancient scholars like Herodotus. Over time, migration patterns led many southwards, drawn by the allure of prosperity and influenced by northern challenges. Presently, a significant number of Tuaregs inhabit cities adjacent to the Sahara, historically renowned trade hubs of western Africa. While Islam has found its way into their practices, their identity remains distinct from Arabic culture.

Regions of Influence

Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali.

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