Kohl Container


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Artifact Identification Kohl Container   (2008.22.0015)
Personal Artifacts : Toilet Articles : Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, West, Niger, Niamey
Period/Date 1980s
Culture Wodaabe, Bororo, Boadaado

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 21.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 3.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.1 cm
Weight 25 g
Measuring Remarks Length includes fringe and loop. Width is taken from the ball-like object in the middle. It is not perfectly circular because of the added width from the leather straps attached. Depth = thickness (opposite direction of width)
Materials Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Pigment, Plant--Wood, Metal
Manufacturing Processes Cutting, Sewing, Piercing, Painting, Twisting, Forging
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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