Sugar hammer - Brass - Touareg - Niger

Description
Sugar hammer - Brass - Touareg - Niger
Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Sugar hammer, Tuaregs from Niger.
This hammer is symbolic of the importance of tea in Tuareg culture in the late 19th-early 20th century.
Drunk in threes, this drink was consumed eight to nine times a day.
Its traditional preparation required the detail of sugar acquired in the form of a long cone or "sugar loaf".

Lot details
Object
Sugar hammer
Ethnic group/ culture
Touareg
Region/ country
Niger
Material
Brass
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
30×15×30 cm
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