African Tuareg Leather Pouf/Ottoman/Footstool Antique Red Yellow Blue Turquoise Vintage 21"D X 12"H X 63" C- Niger, W. Africa
Hand painted and sewn in Niger, this antique leather pouf has traditionally been used as a footstool, ottoman and as a cushion. Colors of red, yellow, blue, burgundy, green and turquoise accentuate the intricate work and design on this traditional pouf. I'm told it was customary to use papers and other local fibers to fill this pouf through the 14" long zippered opening on the blue underside of the cushion. I like it with the papers because it doesn't sink when sitting.
There are two leather handles for carrying (one on each side).
I have semi-filled this beautiful ottoman with newspaper and bags as shown in the photos. International orders are shipped without any filling for ease of shipping as I find that Customs is often concerned about fillings.
This Tuareg Pouf/Cushion/Ottoman would be a great accessory to many decors.
SHIPPED WITHOUT FILLING FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES
Approximate Dimensions filled: 21"D X 12"H X 63" Circumference