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Tuareg Leather Saddle Cushion Fringed Mali African Art

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Title Tuareg Leather Saddle Cushion Fringed Mali African Art
Type of Object Leatherwork
Country of Origin Niger or Mali
People Tuareg
Materials Leather, dyes, wood, plastic, telephone wire?s
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Width: 12 Inches
Depth: 38 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Broken strands on one ornament (as shown), worn leather, stains, torn thread

Additional Information:  This colorful panel made of leather comes from the Tuareg a nomadic people living in number of countries including Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal , Burkina Faso. Tuareg people are known as tough traders who travel from  place to place to buy and sell various  products. They are also known for their wonderful jewelry and their leather works such as this leather panel.


Further Reading:

Thomas K. Seligman, ART OF BEING TUAREG. Sahara Nomads in A Modern World, Exhibition, Cantor Arts Center and UCLA Fowler, 2006- see Exhibition preview in African Arts, Volume XXXIX, N0 3, Autumn 2006, pp.56-79