All posts tagged: Niger

Where there’s tea there’s hope

English playwright Arthur Wing Pinero said that ‘where there’s tea there’s hope’. In many societies, drinking tea is a social event; sometimes even a ritual; something to gather around, something that organises the day, a tradition, a cultural practice. And around the globe, tea is […]

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A testament to children’s imagination: “Poo/toys”

The Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum contains many amazing and interesting things. We have a Peruvian mummy, beautiful swords, a rare Thai temple scroll, Gandao grave figures from Kalasha, Pakistan, ancestor figures from Papua New Guinea… the list is endless. However, we also have some […]

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Wodaabe Dagger – Niger

The nomadic tribe of Wodaabe, “under the taboo of purity”, travel the Southern edge of Sahara as cattle-herders. Renown for the cultivation of beauty, the Woodabe believe themselves to be the most beautiful people in the world! This dagger, produced by a Hausa smith, was […]

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Woodabe Straw Hat – Niger

If he were to say so himself, this hat belonged to one of the most beautiful men in the world! A Wodaabe nomad. In the Sahel area of Niger, along the Southern edge of Sahara, a controversial tribe of Fulani origin is renowned for their […]

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Dromedary saddle – Niger

So, here we’ve got the dromedary equivalent of “Pimp My Ride” – a dromedary saddle used for festive events! The saddle is only to be used by men. The three pointy ends can be used to hold on to, but also work as hangers for […]

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