Tuareg leather cushion vintage

94,00 €

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  • Lenght 48 cm
  • Width 27 cm
  • Height 8 cm

MA0214-097

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A great vintage Tuareg leather cushion from Mali. It shows a superb patina, an outstanding painted and dyed decoration with traditional Tuareg patterns and motifs and a long leather fringe. It was most likely meant to be used on a camel saddle.  Tuareg women are in charge of leatherworking. They soak the skins and remove the hair to then tan them with natural tannins and soften them with oil or butter. The colourful decoration uses natural dyes. A fantastic piece of ethnographic art.