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Vintage Tuareg Handcrafted Leather Bag with Geometric Designs Niger

Vintage Tuareg Handcrafted Leather Bag with Geometric Designs Niger

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Vintage Leather Bag with Tuareg Artistry

Discover the charm of this genuine aged leather bag, adorned with vibrant dyed leather strips and iconic Tuareg geometric patterns. Every inch of this bag showcases skilled craftsmanship, from its hand-painting and engraving to its intricate embroidery and elegant fringing.

Originally utilized by the Tuareg tribe for storing and transporting items, this bag is a testament to their rich culture and history. Procured from Niger, it remains in respectable condition, bearing minor signs of wear, such as slight damages, a few petite holes, repairs, and occasional stains — an expected patina that speaks to its age and journey. For a more detailed examination, kindly refer to the accompanying photographs.


  • Bag: 17" (43 cm) x 11" (28 cm)
  • Total Length with Fringe: 29" (73 cm)
  • Found in Niger, West Africa.

A Glimpse into Tuareg Culture and Artistry

The term 'Tuareg' encompasses various unique groups bound together by a shared language and history. Renowned for their role in trans-Saharan trade via camel caravans, the Tuareg people have a history rooted in northern Africa, with traces going back to the records of Herodotus. Over millennia, many migrated southwards, seeking more prosperous lands. Presently, a significant number reside in urban areas near the Sahara, which historically served as vital trade hubs. While many Tuaregs embrace Islam, they maintain a distinct identity separate from Arabic culture.

Artistic Signature:

Much of Tuareg art manifests in exquisite jewelry, leatherwork, metal saddle embellishments, and finely forged swords.

Regions of Prominence:

Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali.

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