Berber Headband – Tiznit, South Morocco

Berber Headband – Tiznit, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, old silver Morocco coins . The headband is cm. 97,5 in length (38.39″); the decorated part is cm. 26,5 (10.43″). Grams 135,4 (4.78 oz.). 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 […]

Jewish Bone Talisman – Casablanca, Morocco

Jewish Bone Talisman – Casablanca, Morocco

1970′. Bone, teeth, copper, tin. Cm. 18,0 high x cm. 11,0 width (7.09″ x 4.33”). Grams 58,7 (2.07 oz). Moroccan Jews are the Jews who live or lived in Morocco. The first Jews migrated to this area after the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and settled among the Berbers. They were later met by a […]

Tuareg Teapot – Mauritania

Tuareg Teapot – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Tin gr. 664,6 (23.44 oz.); copper, brass, resin decorations. Cm. 20,5 high (8.07”) x cm. 23,0 width (9.06”). 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 are mostly […]

Akua Ba Fertility Doll – Ashanti – Ghana

Akua Ba Fertility Doll – Ashanti – Ghana

Mid 20th century. Wood, cm 39,2 x cm. 8,0 (15.43” x 3.15” ). Grams 145,3 (5.13 oz) Akua Ba are wooden ritual fertility dolls from Ghana and nearby areas. The best known Akua Ba are those of the Ashanti people, whose akua’ba have large, disc-like heads. Traditionally, these dolls are carried on the back of women […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Old silver Boghdad crosses, silver beads, Mediterranean coral. The necklace is cm. 57,0 long (22.44″). gr. 56,8 (2.0 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 […]

Tuareg Bella Talisman – Niger / Mali

Tuareg Bella Talisman – Niger / Mali

1970′. Silver; gr. 12,1 (0.43 oz.); cm. 7,9 high x cm. 5,7 width (3.11″ x 2.24) Bella live Niger and Mali but are of Sudanese origin in Africa. The Bella tribe was formerly held in slavery by the Tuareg. For more information and similar examples: “Silberschmuck aus der Sahara – Tuareg und Mauren”, Katalog zur Ausstellung der Galerie Exler& […]

Boghdad n. 27 – South Morocco

Boghdad n. 27 – South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, shells, old silver beads, coral (gr. 51,9 – 1.83 oz.). The talisman is cm. 10,0 high (3.94″); the Bogdad cross is cm. 5,8 x 4,9 (2.28″ x 1.95″). Extra fine work. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from […]

Dogon Amulet – Ancestor – Mali

Dogon Amulet – Ancestor – Mali

Mid 20th Century. Cm. 9,5 high x 8,3 width (3.74″ x 3.26″). Gr. 169,3 (5.97 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon amulet 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 clay, in […]

Berber Necklace – TANFOUK – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Necklace – TANFOUK – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

  The Tanfouk (carnelian) is cm. 10,3 high x cm. 4,9 width (4.06″ x 1.93″). Old silver beads. Gr. 49,8 (1.76 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 […]

Berber Fabric – Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Berber Fabric – Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silk. Approximately cm. 34,0 x 53,0 (13.39” x 20.87”). 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 […]

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