TUAREG HOE CURRENCY, Niger

These have been vetted as authentic with signs of use.


 TUAREG
Hoes 1-6

46"-60" long x 5-6" wide
$200 each


 TUAREG
Hoes 7-11

39"-46" long x 5.25-6.25" wide
$150 each



 TUAREG
Hoes 12-17

22"-30" long x 5.25-7" wide
$125 each


TUAREG
Hoe 18

27.25" high x 6" wide
$150

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TUAREG, HOE CURRENCIES, Niger

The Tuareg, nomads who travel all over the Sahara desert are primarily herders and traders. Skilled craftsmen made elegant forms from brass and silver metals. These brass forms were recognized and traded as currency, yet some were also used as bracelets. All are solid brass.

 

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