Funnel-shaped skin sewing bag, ending in ox-horn ('isek'). There are feather fringes where the skin encloses the horn, and at the mouth of the bag.
Item number 33 on Jeremy Keenan's item list. Sewing bag called 'askagen' in Tamahaq. Keenan acquired this object from Sidi Mohammed of the Kel Hirafok people. Price paid: 10 dinar. Keenan refers to fig 220f in Johannes Nicolaisen's 'Ecology and culture of the pastoral Tuareg: with particular reference to the Tuareg of Ahaggar and Ayr' (Nicolaisen, 1963, p 276, fig 220f).