Purse - 2012.62.35_1_3K



Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Leather, pigment
Geography: Niger
Date: 1980s
2.5 x 70 x 22 cm
Object number: 2012.62.35
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
DescriptionLeather purse constructed from three pieces of leather. The body of the purse is made with dark leather, while the flap, which covers the entire purse, is dyed green and richly decorated with geometric motifs. A single strap holds the purse, which is decorated at the bottom by a large, multicoloured, fringed, leather tassel. Purses such as this would be worn around the shoulder by both men and women.
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