Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Mauritania

Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Mauritania

  Silver beads, carnelian, agate, glass beads, silk, cotton. Cm 50,0 in length (19.68″) ; gr. 174,5 (6.15 oz.). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it’s also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, […]

Berber Necklace – Oujda, North Marocco

Berber Necklace – Oujda, North Marocco

Old moroccan coins (1 Franc – Empire Cherifien), 5 amulet (brass studs, glass beads, shells on leather). The nacklace is cm. 67,5 long (26.57″). Gr. 227,9 (8.03 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 […]

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of copper on white metal sheet. Cm. 28,3 high (11.14″). Grams 141,2 (4.98 oz.). Excellent decorations. A genuine and old Tuareg veil weight known as ” assrou n’ swoul “, generally translated as ” the key which is thrown over the shoulder “. This elaborate key-like pendant is often worn by wealthier women as […]

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century or earlier. Leather, wool. Cm. 26,3 high x cm. 11,5 width (10.35″ x 4.52”). 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 […]

Himba Anklets – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Anklets – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Leather, iron beads. Cm. 10,0 high x cm. 11,5 width (3.93″ x 4.52″). Grams 1.414,0 (49.87 oz.). The Himba (or OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. The Himba are considered the last (semi-) nomadic, pastoralist people […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Silver. Cm. 5,4 x cm. 3,7 (2.12 x 1.45 Inches); gr. 12,0 (0.42 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined.

Berber Temporal Parure – Jebl Bani Region, South Morocco

Berber Temporal Parure – Jebl Bani Region, South Morocco

1960′. Shells on leather grams 275,4 (3.07 oz.); cm. 19,0 high (2.95″ x 2.16″). Rare item. For a similar example see: “A World of Head Ornaments “, by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30. 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 […]

Berber Bracelet – Tiznit, South Morocco

Berber Bracelet – Tiznit, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, coral, enamel. Gr. 143,2 (5.05 oz); outler diameter cm. 7,5 (2.95″), inner diameter cm 5,8 (2.28″). Cm. 3,0 high (1.18″). 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 […]

Berber Headband – Silver, Niello Decorations – South Morocco

Berber Headband – Silver, Niello Decorations – South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver (niello decorations), red glass, buttons on cotton band; gr 70,2 (10.44 oz.). The piece is cm. 90,0 in lenght (35.43″); the decorated part is cm. 18,0 in lenght (7.08″). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

  Silver. Cm. 5,9 x cm. 3,9 (2.32 x 1.53 Inches); gr. 24,5 (0.86 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined.

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