Tuareg Leather Box, Black Oval, Med, Mali
The Tuareg use these heirloom-quality leather boxes to store incense, makeup, creams or valuable items such as jewelry. The craftsmen cut pieces of goat skin leather, soak them until they soften, and dye them with peppers and other natural plant material. The leather is tooled and then stretched onto the acacia wood structure of the box where is it allowed to dry. This box is black and has a raised, flat top. It is tooled on the top of the box.
Dimensions: Approx Length 5.25 inches, Width 3.25 inches, Height 2.25 inches. (Inside dimensions 5 x 3 x 1.5)