Tuareg

SADDLE

Leather 
Tuareg, Early 20th century 
Hoggar region, Sahara Desert, North Africa 
1926 Logan Sahara Expedition
LMA 2713

This saddle is one of the treasures of the Museum, and was collected during the 1926 Logan Museum Sahara Expedition. As is typical of Tuareg work, the leather is painted in a variety of colors, and substantial leather tassels dangle from the sides.


COILED BASKET

Decorated with tufts dyed green, yellow, red, turquoise 
35.5 cm in height 
Tuareg, early 20th century 
Tamentit, Algeria, Africa 
1926 Logan Sahara Expedition 
LMA 2726/4

This piece is fairly typical of Tuareg basketry, with its coiled form and tall lid. Typical also is the interweaving of leather strips of various colors - black, burgundy and green. Often tassels of colored threads are also interspersed throughout the design.


COILED BASKET (LID OFF)

Tuareg, early 20th century 
Tamentit, Algeria, Africa 
1926 Logan Sahara Expedition 
LMA 2726/4 


POCKET BOOK

Leather appliqued with green, yellow, red, turquoise thread 
Tuareg, early 20th century 
Hoggar region, Sahara Desert, North Africa 
1926 Logan Sahara Expedition
LMA 2768

The use of colored tassels is also apparent in this piece, this time of leather.