Wallet (ettabu) - 2012.62.39_1_3K


Wallet (ettabu)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Leather, pigment, shell, brass, metal, thread
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 1970s
70 x 17 x 3 cm
Object number: 2012.62.39
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view

Red rectangular wallet worn on a cord around the neck, exclusively by men. The wallet has a flap opening which is fastened with a strip of leather and a loop. The wallet is embossed and engraved on all sides with geometric designs, including under the flap. Both sides of the wallet are decorated with shells, coins, and a silver colour metal chain.

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