Strolling Bird Ornament

Handmade in Niger1301540

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North African Tuareg style comes to ornament making. Tuareg leatherwork traditionally includes camel bags, saddles and harness. Tuareg women use knives, razor blades, rocks and boards to make intricate leather designs. Decorative only. Keep out of reach of children. The Tuareg are found in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Chad. Traditionally nomadic herders, some Tuareg now cultivate crops in fertile oases, or work as traders.

  • Leather
  • 3Wx3H inches
  • Made in Niger

UPC Code: 732919463231

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Union of Peasants for Self Development

Union of Peasants for Self Development

Artisans working with the Union of Peasants for Self Development (UPAP) make traditional Tuareg leather handicrafts and silver jewelry. The Tuareg, nomadic herders of Saharan north and west Africa, now also work as traders or cultivate crops in fertile oases. Tuareg artisans of UPAP use income from craft production to supplement their subsistence farming and other livelihoods.

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