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Tuareg wind barrier mat - Niger # 2

Tuareg wind barrier mat - Niger # 2
Tuareg wind barrier mat - Niger # 2
€545,00 Incl. tax
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The traditional Tuareg people are nomadic. The Tuareg sleep and shelter from the sun in tents. Sometimes they use mats as wind barriers outside. We give them a second life as wand decoration. Read the story..

Material:
Reed & leather
Origin:
Niger
Dimension:
200 x 96 cm
Designer:
Tuareg
Color:
Multicolor
2-8 days depending on region

The story

The traditional Tuareg people are nomadic, which means they travel from place to place rather than build a permanent home. The Tuareg sleep and shelter from the sun in tents made from stitched-together goat leather or linen. The frame is made of wooden posts and bars.

Sometimes they use mats as wind barriers outside. These mats are hand-woven by the women. They use convenient materials as palms  and reeds. Once completing the base, they decorate them with intricate leather strands of camel or goat leather often adorned with powerful symbols. 

The tent of the Imuhar (Tuareg) is the central living space of women in which the man seems to be guests only. Tents are named after the wife. She is the owner of the tent. If the married couple gets divorced the husband not only loses his wife but also the tent and his accommodation. He is then forced to move in with his relatives. For the nomad woman the tent is the centre of her world of work. She is tied to the tent while nomad men travel for days without a tent.

This master piece gets a second life as wand decoration. 

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