Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

Bronze, shell. Cm. 6,8 high x cm. 3,5 width (2.68″ x 1.38″). Gr. 24,8 (0.87 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon Sun Talisman is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat proof material, such as […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad Cross – Guelmim Region, Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad Cross – Guelmim Region, Morocco

Old glass beads. The necklace is cm. 54,0 in lenght (21.26″).  Grams 161,1 (5.68 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 for the first time after the end of the Roman […]

Tuareg Basket – Mauritania

Tuareg Basket – Mauritania

Leather, vegetables fibres. Diameter cm. 22,0 (8.66”). Quite rare item. Authentic basket made from colorful leather and applications that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. 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 Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg […]

Moorish Anklets – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Moorish Anklets – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Mid 20th century. Aluminium, enamel. gr. 354,9 (12.52 oz.); cm. 9,7 width x cm. 9,0 high (3.82″ x 3.54″). The central talisman is cm. 6,0 x cm 5,8 (2.36″ x 2.28″). These anklets are worn by Moorish women during the dance of Guedra. The Guedra is a ritual dance of love, performed by women for benefit of men. It is a ballet of hands and feet: sometimes the dancer […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Old silver Boghdad crosses, silver beads, Mediterranean coral. The necklace is cm. 52,8 long (20.79″). gr. 100,3 (3.54 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 for the first time after the […]

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 44,0 x 42,5 (17.32” x 16.73”). This fabric has been professionally washed; excellent conditions. 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 […]

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

1970′. Handmade embroidery cotton. For the size, see photos n. 7. Baloch women put on loose dresses and pants with sophisticated and colourful needlework, including a large pocket at the front of the dress to hold their accessories. The upper part of the dress and sleeves are also decorated with needlework, a form of artistry […]

Frontal Parure – CHARWITA – Mauritania

Frontal Parure – CHARWITA – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Shells (tafoun), agate, carnelian and glass beads. Old boghdad cross (gilden copper). Approx. cm. 19,0 width x cm. 6,5 high (7.48″ x 2.56″); gr. 127,8 (4.51 oz.). Before performing the dance of seduction (guedra), mauritanian women wear a parure embellished with different amulets. You can see a similar piece on: page 28-29 of “A World […]

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