TUAREG, SADDLES, Niger



 TUAREG
Saddle 6
19" high
$300
 



 TUAREG
Saddle 8
19" high
$300 


The camel saddles have all been sold, GO TO TUAREG SADDLES ARCHIVES PAGE

 

 TUAREG
Saddle 2
SOLD

 

 TUAREG
Saddle 1
SOLD

 

  TUAREG
Saddle 4
SOLD

TUAREG
Saddle 5
SOLD

 TUAREG
Saddle 3
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

TUAREG, SADDLES, Niger

These saddles appear to be authentic with signs of use and age.

The Tuareg are fiercely independent nomadic people. On the move with their herds and camels over vast areas of the southern Sahara, they create an impressive world of traditional, functional objects from leather which is their primary material due to its durability, lightness and flexibility. Masters of geometric abstract design, the Tuareg fashion objects ranging from saddlebags to cushions to tent mats that are painted and molded, embroidered, engraved and fringed.

These camel saddles are formed by stitching and glueing brightly colored leather embossed onto a forked wooden base. The leather was then embellished with delicate drawings, as well as decorative pieces of leather and of metal. The camel saddles are all sold and can be viewed in

The horse saddles, much simpler than the elaborate camel saddles, are similar to those used in the American West.


Photo from The Dances of Africa by Michel Huet. Harry N. Abrams 1994.

GO TO TUAREG ART PAGE

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GO TO TUAREG LEATHER BAGS 1 PAGE

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