Photographs © Tim Hamill
TUAREG, LEATHER MAT 69, 28" l. (48" with fringe) x 16" w., $200, SOLD, Niger
The design on this mat has been woven out of colored yarn rather than leather strips. The border and fringe are leather.
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 of leather which was their primary material due to its durability, lightness and flexibility. Masters of geometric abstract design, the Tuareg fashioned objects ranging from saddlebags to cushions to tent mats that were painted and molded, embroidered, engraved and fringed.
RETURN TO TUAREG LEATHER MATS PAGE
GO TO TUAREG LEATHER CUSHIONS PAGE
GO TO TUAREG LEATHER BAGS 1 PAGE
GO TO TUAREG LEATHER BAGS 2 PAGE
GO TO TUAREG LEATHER BAGS 3 PAGE
GO TO TUAREG SADDLES PAGE
[RETURN TO HOME PAGE] [CONTACT GALLERY] [ORDERING]