Vintage Leather Tuareg Saddlebag

Vintage Leather Tuareg Saddlebag


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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, cushions to tent mats are painted, embroidered, engraved and fringed.
This camel saddle ornament is formed by stitching and glueing brightly colored leather embossed onto a forked wooden base. The leather is then embellished with delicate drawings, as well as decorative pieces of leather and metal.

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L68 X H89 cm