Libyan Traditional Sandals, Shoes & Boots
Libyan leather boots.
Leather Bags & Wallets
Tuareg Musical Imzad
This Imzad (Amzad or Anzad) is on display at Ghadames Museum.
This imzad is played by a Tuareg woman during the festival of Ghadames 2009.
The Imzad Project. Image from: (www.croqnature.com/inzadformation.htm)
This project aims to preserve the imzad Tuareg culture
by providing training for girls to play the unique musical instrument: Imzad,
by promoting the Tuareg oral heritage, and by making more instruments and recordings.
This will be achieved via the cultural tourism circuit called the
and the training of guides in the Aïr region. For more
information about the project, please visit Save
the Imzad website (imzadanzad.com).
The imzad is an ancient
musical instrument made of one string, probably dating
back to prehistoric times, and therefore its importance to a Tuareg is often
compared to the importance of the soul to the human body. The instrument however
is played only by women; with the only element allowed to join in is the voice
of a male soloist.
Wooden mugs for milking camels.
The Loom, from Ghadames, for weaving rugs and carpets.
Daraj, south-west Libya.
Farming tools: the plough & ploughing and farming accessories.
Qasr al-Haj, Nafusa, Libya.
The Stone Mill (Quern)
Pestle and mortar made of brass.
Traditional Oil Press
The oil press (for more information, see our Jado
Traditional Interior House Designs (from Ghadames)