Inadan, the Mastery of Tuareg Artisans: Contemporary and Traditional Work in Metal, Leather, and Wood (Hardcover)

Inadan, the Mastery of Tuareg Artisans: Contemporary and Traditional Work in Metal, Leather, and Wood By Matthieu Cheminée Cover Image

Inadan, the Mastery of Tuareg Artisans: Contemporary and Traditional Work in Metal, Leather, and Wood (Hardcover)

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For metalworkers, jewelry makers, leather crafters, and anyone interested in learning the crafting techniques of the Indigenous peoples of the Sahara. This book is a rare look at the artisans of the Tuareg people, who have made their home in North and West Africa for untold generations. An essential part of their hierarchical society is the group known as "Inadan"--the artists and craftspeople who make and adorn day-to-day objects, tools, crosses, jewelry, cutlery, swords, bags, musical instruments, and saddles.

The artisans use local materials in traditional ways to make objects of utility and beauty. These pieces and the skills required to make them are passed from parent to child, often within closely knit family structures in which fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters work together. Through his unprecedented access to the Inadan, the author captures the fragile Inadan culture as revealed through their rituals and artifacts. To help keep Inadan skills alive, the crafters share them through step-by-step photos and instructions.

Never-before-captured photographs by Tuareg craftsmen illustrate the materials and techniques used to create 40 objects. These objects--both functional and decorative--teach traditional techniques to modern crafters, capturing the culture and folk craft of the Inadan.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764366086
ISBN-10: 0764366084
Publisher: Schiffer Craft
Publication Date: April 28th, 2023
Pages: 328
Language: English