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ID number:  BIRRC-D0164
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Tuareg Camel Saddle (terik)
Object type:  Leatherwork
Place made:  Kidal, N.E. Mali
Culture:  Kel Adrar Twareg
Date made:  1970s
Materials:  Wood, leather, brass with leather applique and pen drawn linear patterns.
Measurements:  83 x 78 cm
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'Tamzak' type. Metal strip (left-front) reads V:II.I.+II: dwIg+Ir in tifinar script. Trans: 'adowla ag atlar', the maker's name. The Kel Adrar Twareg tribe come from the Adrar n Iforas mountain region. Made by the chief Kel Adrar smith.

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