Softcover with flaps, 12" x 9", 291 Pages, 176 Tuareg Item Photos In Color, 1 Full-Page Map, 121 Field/People Photos, mostly in color. Edited by Thomas Seligtman and Kristyne Loughran. Published by Iris & Gerald Cantor Center For Visual Arts At Stanford University and UCLA Fowler Museum Of Cultural History. 2006.Rare find.
This book gives an excellent overview of the Tuareg Culture. It addresses the customs, history, Berber language and it's poetry, as well as the material culture of the Tuareg. The examples of the leather work and jewelry are superb.
Most of the African tribal art published is from sub-Saharan regions, particularly from West Africa, but this wonderful book features art from the Tuareg people of the southern Saharan area. The items include many of the famous leather Tuareg bags, plus shields, weapons, bowls, and a large selection of silver jewelry. In this fine book on Tuareg art, you will appreciate what a splendid variety of art and decoration these traditionally nomadic peoples produce, and recognize how welcome it is to see these rarely published African cultural artifacts.