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Tuareg Bag, Africa, Circa 1970
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Tuareg Bag, Africa, Circa 1970

Grouped in independent federations, the Tuareg People number approximately 1.5 million and live in southern Algeria, southwestern Libya, Mali and Niger. This nomadic Sahara tribe once controlled all the caravan routes across the Sahara. They are a semi-nomadic and evolved from the North African Berbers. Greatly admired for the artistry of their silversmithing and leather work, they count their wealth in camels. This bag is an excellent example of the finesse of their leather work. Strips of leather are woven or sewn together and hand-painted. Fringe is an important part of their aesthetic because they love the way it sways as they ride their camels across the desert and they also believe it wards off the evil eye.

The bag measures 40" in total length, from the top of the shoulder strap to the bottom of the fringe. The bag itself is 9" wide across the top and 16 1/2" wide across the bottom and 13" in length.

Price: $250.00

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