Original North African Taureg Berber Gun Powder Flask circa 1880
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Original Item: One Only. Typical of the Tuareg gun Powder flask this one is made of carved wood bowl shaped container with spout between two suspension rings to top fitted with a press fit metal spout cap. The wood circular body decorated with brass headed nails and wood carving. Access for installing the gun powder is through a press fit circular wood “bung” on the back face of the flask. Although circular the opening is such that a solid tight fit can easily be attained. Dating from the 1880s and no doubt used in the Tuereg wars with the Colonial French Foreign Legion. Ready to display.
The Tuareg people (/ˈtwɑːrɛɡ/; also spelled Twareg or Touareg; endonym Kel Tamasheq, Kel Tagelmust) are a large Berber ethnic confederation. They principally inhabit the Sahara desert, in a vast area stretching from far southwestern Libya to southern Algeria, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.Traditionally nomadic pastoralists, small groups of Tuareg are also found in northern Nigeria.
The Tuareg speak the Tuareg languages (also known as Tamasheq), which belong to the Berber branch of the Afro-Asiatic family.
The Tuaregs have been called the “blue people” for the indigo-dye colored clothes they traditionally wear and which stains their skin. A semi-nomadic Muslim people, they are believed to be descendants of the Berber natives of North Africa. The Tuaregs have…