Product: This is a Unique Handmade Tuareg Lizard skin leather handbag from Algeria. It is made with a full lizard skin including the face and the legs. If you were scared of lizards, this bag is not for you. Please note that the Tuareg people live off the animals they find in the Sahara desert. They eat the meat and use the skins to had make products to sell to make some tiny money for survival.
Size: 250mm long x 200mm wide
Material: Pure and genuine Algerian Lizard skin leather
Shipped to: Sydney, perth, melbourne, adelaide, brisbane, darwin, all regions of Australia and worldwide.
Number of Pockets: 3 in total
The leather work represents an art in the Berber culture of North Africa especially for the Tuaregs. Animals are bred for food, clothes, bags, saddles, and water bags, rugs, shoes, wallets and many other items used in their everyday lives. Everything is done by hand. Sometimes you noticed some imperfections with the items, that is because no machines were used. Sometimes products are slightly different than what you see on the pictures, and that is for the same reason. Please let us know if you don't agree with that.
The leather for its flexibility and resistance is used for making a multitude of objects in Algeria (horse saddles, slippers, cushions, handbags, etc. ...). The most active centres are the highlands, the Hoggar and the Mzab. Big cities like Tlemcen, Constantine retained the expertise of artisan tannery (debbaghines), but now this knowledge is lost faced with competition from Europe.
The craft of Tuareg in this area presents originalities such as taghallabt, an object shaped wallet or aghreg, which is a travel bag. The leather of the region comes from goats or camels. It is coloured with copper oxide giving it green hues and decorated with symbols of the Tifinagh inspired alphabet.
In Kabylia, sheepskins and goatskins are also sometimes transformed to make bags and travel bags without decoration.Currently the Algerian leather sector is in crisis and needs rehabilitation due to globalization and severe competition (Inspiration from Wikipedia.org)
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