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<email@example.com> Regarding your inquiry about Tuareg basketry, you might write to the Musee d'Ethnographie de Neuchatel (4, rue Saint Nicholas, CH-2006 Neuchatel, Switzerland). They have a huge collection of Tuareg objects, probably including baskets. I believe the objects were collected by Jean Gabus, and his book _Au Sahara, Arts et Symboles_, 1955-58 may be helpful (I haven't looked at it in a really long time, so I don't quite remember what is in it). You might also try to contact Tina Loughran, who has just finished a dissertation on Tuareg jewelry, and Tom Seligmann, who also did fieldwork among the Tuareg (he's now the director of the Stanford University Art Museum). Labelle Prussin's new book, _African Nomadic Architecture: Space, Place, and Gender_, may also have some information for you. Good luck!