rope (general & multipurpose); ahellum

Hank of three-ply grey goat hair rope, called 'ahellum'. Man's side of tent.

Item number 23 on Jeremy Keenan's item list. Goat hair cord (called 'ahellum' in Tamahaq). Keenan acquired this object from Elwafil of the Kel Hirafok people. Price paid: 10 dinar. Keenan refers to fig 208 in Johannes Nicolaisen's 'Ecology and culture of the pastoral Tuareg: with particular reference to the Tuareg of Ahaggar and Ayr' (Nicolaisen, 1963, p 264, fig 208).

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