Tuareg Tent Post/Cushion Support, Niger
height 48in (122cm)
Private Collection, New York
"Among the Tuaregs of Niger, elegantly sculpted cushion supports are important items in any well-appointed household...
...Ehel (such as the present work) form part of the basic furnishing found in any upper-class Tuareg's tent, itself a hemisphere shaped of exquisitely woven and embroidered mats, dominated by geometric bands of subtle colour gradations and highlighted with carefully embroidered designs of dyed twine and leather." (Phillips, 2004: pp. 531-32)