Wallet - 2012.62.13_1_3K



Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Leather, metal keys, pigment, wool yarn, plastic
Geography: Niamey, Niger
Date: 1970s or before
86 x 17 x 4 cm
Object number: 2012.62.13
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
DescriptionElaborately decorated wallet made to be worn around the neck. Wallets such as this are common throughout the Sahara. They are composed of a small bag with compartments that are encased by another bag that slides over it along the side leather cords. On the left side of this wallet is a set of 3 keys and a decorative tassel, while on the right side, a small blade, tweezers and a pick are stored in a small brown leather case, alongside the decorative tassel.
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