Tuareg Tent hanging Tuareg People; Morocco, Mali or Niger Early 20th Century Leather, painted, embossed and embroidered with white cotton thread. Size: 43" long x 27 1/2" wide (109 x 70 cm) This exceptional piece was probably kept because of the high quality and reconfigured into present form. The "Moorish" designs indicate that it could have been made by Tuareg people from Morocco.
Africa | Hunter's shirt. Possibly Mossi peoples. Burkina Faso | Mid 20th century | Cotton, leather, animal horns, iron bell | The wrapped packets are of leather, suggesting the shirt came from the cultivated world of a village. They often contain folded paper inscribed with passages from the Qur'an, Islam's sacred book, to invoke the power of the Word for protection.
Africa | Ceremonial headdress "kwonro" from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, with cap like wickerwork crest | the "kwonro" ceremonial headdress is a type which was worn by Nafana initiates, who were lavishly decorated with white cowrie shell ornaments, in a public dance that celebrates to the community the completion of "kwonro" and the second grade of "poro".