Dimensions: H:7.9" W:16.5" L:16.5" Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Tuareg Wooden Bowl from Mali - This finely carved wooden bowl is used to prepare and serve food such as millet porridge by the Tuareg people of Mali. The bowls are intricately carved with geometric designs and would look lovely as home décor.
About the Tribe
The Tuareg people are nomadic people who live across the Sahara Desert, including in the North African countries of Mali, Niger, Libya, Algeria and Chad. They have extensive indigenous knowledge allowing them to survive in one of Earth's most formidable climates. The Tuaregs are part of the Berber group of people, and they are largely Muslim. Like other indigenous peoples of Africa, they are caught between maintaining their traditional livelihoods or accommodating government policies favoring sedentary lifestyles. Another challenge is climate change, which causes droughts and makes it tougher to herd livestock.