TUAREG, TIGETTEWIN FORKED POSTS, Niger

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 82
54" high
$250

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 83
60" high
$250

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 84
53.5" high
$250

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 85
53.5" high
$250

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 86
47" high
$250

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 91
25.75" high
$150

  

TUAREG
Forked Post 93
22" high
$150

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 96
20.5" high
$150

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 97
24.75" high
$150

  

TUAREG
Forked Post 98
23.5" high
$150

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 101
20" high
$100

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 102
21" high
$100

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 103
19.5" high
$125

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 104
24" high
$125

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 105
24.5" high
$100

TUAREG
Forked Post 106
25" high
$125

TUAREG
Forked Post 107
22.5" high
$75

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 108
20" high
$100

TUAREG
Forked Post 109
19" high
$100

TUAREG
Forked Post 110
18.5" high
$100

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 111
17" high
$100

TUAREG
Forked Post 112
14.5" high
$100

TUAREG
Forked Post 113
14" high
$100

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TUAREG, TIGETTEWIN FORKED POSTS, Niger

These posts have been vetted as authentic.

Forked posts 82-98 have been mounted; the iron bases are included.
Forked posts 101-113 have been "wired" with transparent fishline to hang on a wall. Because of erosion at the bottoms many would be difficult but not impossible to have mounted.

The Tuareg are fiercely independent nomadic people. On the move with their herds and camels over vast areas of the southern Sahara, they produce no masks or figures but instead create an impressive world of traditional, abstract, beautiful, functional objects of leather, wood and metal.

Wood was carved into posts of many inventive forms, all intricately covered with geometric designs. Forked tigettewin posts were used in various ways in each Tuareg family's tent, holding leather bags or supporting one end of a wooden rod which in turn held saddle and camel bags.

Although the wood is extremely hard, some of the tigettewin posts have eroded ends, splits or cracks. We have photographed them to show the small flaws in the details.

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