|Title||Tuareg Wood Chair Stool Niger African Art|
|Type of Object||Chair|
|Country of Origin||Mali|
|Materials||Wood and metal (metal content unknown)|
|Approximate Age||mid 20th century|
|Dimensions||Height: 18.25 Inches
Width: 13.5 Inches
Depth: 4.5 Inches
|Overall Condition||Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.|
|Damage/Repair||Cracks, chips and loose seat.|
The Tuareg are a nomadic people of Niger and surrounding countries. They are tall, and a Tuareg woman can pack an entire household on a camel in two hours. Their skin is blue-black, from the indigo rubbed into cloths wrapped around their faces to keep out the desert sun and sand. The Tuareg are known for their leatherwork, their Jewelry, and their body adornment as well as their metalwork.
For more information, see AFRICA ADORNED by Fisher and ETHNIC JEWELRY by Abrams.