Wallet (enafad) - 2012.62.25_1_3K


Wallet (enafad)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Leather, pigment, brass, thread, plastic
Geography: Niger
Date: 1996
123.5 x 12 x 5.8 cm
Object number: 2012.62.25
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view

Elaborately 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. The wallet cover is decorated with colourful geometric motifs and brass studs. The lower part of the wallet is beautifed with a multicoloured fringe and a long decorative fringe tassel is positioned at the bottom.

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