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Genuine Snakeskin wallet handmade by the Tuareg in the Sahara desert of Algeria


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BSH000570

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This is a Genuine Snakeskin wallet handmade by the Tuareg in the Sahara desert of Algeria (Coins). The picture shows two wallets but only one is sold above. If you require more than one, please select the quantity.

Size: 80mm long x 80mm wide
Material: Pure and genuine Algerian snakeskin 

Shipped to: Sydney, perth, melbourne, adelaide, brisbane, darwin, all regions of Australia and worldwide.

 

Leatherworking
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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In committing to the purchase of this product, you are helping lots of North African families (Tuaregs in particular) in their survival struggle. BSH thanks you for it.




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