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Booth 24 Multi-award-winning leather artist Haoua Albaka of Niamey, Niger, is the president of La Cooperative Tawre, an extended family of artists maintaining Tuareg artistic traditions. Albaka learned the art of leatherwork from her mother and aunts, eventually becoming a master of the craft. Her bags feature Tuareg crosses, sacred geometry, constellations and symbols of the four directions.