TUAREG, TIGETTEWIN FORKED POSTS ARCHIVES, Niger

The posts below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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TUAREG
Forked Post 81
44.5" high
SOLD

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 88
31" high
SOLD

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 87
48" high
SOLD

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 94
19.75" high
SOLD

TUAREG
Forked Post 95
19.5" high
SOLD

 

TUAREG
Forked Post 89
29.5" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TUAREG, TIGETTEWIN FORKED POSTS, Niger

These posts have been vetted as authentic.

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.

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