Wallet (assatrago) - 2012.62.7_1_3K


Wallet (assatrago)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Leather, pigment, brass, plastic
Geography: Timia, Niger
Date: 1970s
108 x 23 x 3 cm
Object number: 2012.62.7
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
DescriptionRed 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. The leather cord necklace has two large leather tassels on either side of the wallet, dyed red, green, yellow and blue. The tassels are held in place by multicoloured plastic thread woven into a chevron pattern.
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