Kohl Container


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Artifact Identification Kohl Container   (2008.22.0013)
Personal Artifacts : Toilet Articles : Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, West, Niger, Naimey
Period/Date 1980s
Culture Wodaabe, Bororo, Boadaado

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 20.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.6 cm
Weight 8 g
Measuring Remarks Length includes leather straps that loop around the container. Width is taken from the bulb-like area of the container. It is not perfectly circular because of the additional width from the attached straps on the sides. Depth = thickness.
Materials Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Pigment, Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Cutting, Dyeing, Piercing, Sewing, Twisting, Wrapping
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

Compare to 28 in Van Offelen, Marion and Carol Beckwith. Nomads of Niger. William Collins Sons & Co.: London, 1983.


Bovin, Mette. Nomads Who Cultivate Beauty: Wodaabe dances and visual arts in Niger. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet: Uppsala, 2001. Seligman, Thomas and Kristyne Loughran, eds. Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara nomads in a modern world. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History: Los Angeles, 2006. Van Offelen, Marion and Carol Beckwith. Nomads of Niger. William Collins Sons & Co.: London, 1983.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Kieffer-Lopez Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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