Tuareg Leather Belt – Mali / Niger

Tuareg Leather Belt – Mali / Niger

Leather, cowrie shells, copper rings, glass beads; cm. 73,5 long x cm. 4,3 high (28.93″ x 1.69″). With the stands, the belt is cm. 130,0 (51.18″). Good overall conditions; few copper rings are lost. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient […]

Pair Berber Bracelets – Silver, Coral – Kabyle Tribe, Algeria

Pair Berber Bracelets – Silver, Coral – Kabyle Tribe, Algeria

Early 20th century. Silver, mediterranean coral, enamel grams 299,5 (10.56 oz.); cm. 6,5 high x cm. 6,5 width (2.55″ x 2.55″), inner diameter cm. 5,9 (2.32″). The Kabyle people are a Berber ethnic group native to Kabylia in the north of Algeria, one hundred miles east of Algiers. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers […]

Temporal Parure – Jebala People – North Morocco

Temporal Parure – Jebala People – North Morocco

Early to mid 20th century – Tribal metal, glass beads; gr 68,7 (2.42 oz.); cm. 23,0 high x cm. 2,9 width (9.05″ x 1.14″). The jebala people inhabit the plains from the city of Targuist to the west, in contrast with the Riff people inhabiting the plains from Targuist to the east. The history of the Jebala […]

Berber Necklace – Old Hands of Fatima, Mediterranean Coral – Tunisia

Berber Necklace – Old Hands of Fatima, Mediterranean Coral – Tunisia

Mediterranean coral, 10 old silver Hands of Fatima, silver beads. The necklace is cm. 57,0 long (22.44″).  gr. 124,2 (4.38 oz.). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared […]

Berber Newborn Hood – Ait Atta Tribe – Draa Valley, Morocco

Berber Newborn Hood – Ait Atta Tribe – Draa Valley, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silk, cotton. Approximately cm. 55,0 high x 47,0 width (21.65” x 18.50”). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” are the Ait Ouallal, […]

Banda Throwing Knife “Ondo” –YAKPA / WADA  Tribe – DR Congo

Banda Throwing Knife “Ondo” –YAKPA / WADA Tribe – DR Congo

Around 1920 – Very good condition. Cleansed metal with some corrosion stains here and there. Deep engravings on the blade. Lizard skin on a raffia net. High: cm. 44,5. Weigh: 344,4 grams The YAKPA and the WADA are peoples who belong to the BANDA ethnic group. Their big speciality was the engraving of their weapons, […]

Pair Berber Bracelets – Guelmim, South Morocco

Pair Berber Bracelets – Guelmim, South Morocco

  Early to mid 20th century. Silver, traces of enamel. Gr. 91,5 (3.22 oz); diameter cm. 7,4 (2.91″); inner diameter 5,8 (2.28″). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River.The name Berber appeared for […]

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Headband – Western Sahara

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Headband – Western Sahara

20th century. Wool, silk. Approximately cm. 286,0 in lenght (9.38 Feet). The Sahrawi people are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Polisario and mostly controlled by Morocco), other parts of southern Morocco, Mauritania and the extreme southwest of Algeria. As with most Saharan peoples […]

Boghdad Amulet n. 21 – South Morocco

Boghdad Amulet n. 21 – South Morocco

1970′-1980′. Silver, cm. 6,3 x 5,2 (3.11″ x 2.55″); gr. 40,9 (3.53 oz.). Fine Work The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and culture which are, like their […]

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