Berber Ceremonial Bracelet – Silver Filigree – Tiznit, Morocco

Berber Ceremonial Bracelet – Silver Filigree – Tiznit, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, traces of enamel. Gr. 131,3 (4.63 oz.); diameter cm. 10,5 (4.13″), inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″). 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 […]

Tuareg Ring – TISEK – Mali

Tuareg Ring – TISEK – Mali

Mid 20th century. Silver and Carnelian – gr. 11,8 (0.41 oz.); cm. 3,5 high x cm. 3,3 width (1.37 ” x 1.29″); inner diameter cm. 1,8 (0.70 inches). US size 7.5. 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 […]

Tuareg Kel Air Necklace – SHATSHAT – Kel-Ewey, Niger

Tuareg Kel Air Necklace – SHATSHAT – Kel-Ewey, Niger

1970′. Silver, red, glass, “ismana” beads, black glass beads. The necklace is cm. 46,0 long (18.11″); gr. 43,9 (1.54 oz.). 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 […]

Gan Large Bronze Armlet – Snake – Burkina Faso

Gan Large Bronze Armlet – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Diameter cm. 9,3 (3.66″); inner diameter cm. 8,8 (3.46″). Gr. 259,8 (9.16 oz.). These talismans are created using the old tradition of the “lost wax” process. Each piece is original and unique as the mold is destroyed after each casting. For more information and similar examples, “Bronzes gan – la spirale du serpent”, by Bertrand Goy […]

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Camel knee’s leather, henna. Cm. 14,0 high x cm. 12,0 (5.11″ x 4.72″). A Tuareg box known as “dagabat” from the region around Agadez in Niger. Tuareg women stretch wet vellum over clay forms to make the dagabat and trim the excess leather before tying them up and sitting them out to dry.  Once dry cotton string dipped […]

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – DR Congo

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 85 x 45 (33.46 x 17.71 Inches). Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They are hunter-gatherers that live in the Ituri rainforest. The Mbuti are composed of bands which are relatively small in size, […]

Berber Earrings – Tiznit, South Morocco

Berber Earrings – Tiznit, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, glass, enamel, niello decorations. Grams 56,2 (0.68 oz); cm. 10,5 high x cm. 4,1 width (4.13″ x 1.61”). Exquisite 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 […]

Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 46,0 x cm. 220,0 (18.11″ x 86.61″). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging to the same family. Each piece […]

Berber Ring – Souss Region, South Morocco

Berber Ring – Souss Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, glass. Cm. 2,9 high (1.14″); inner diameter cm. 1,9 (0.74”); US size 8.25. Gr. 9,4 (0.33 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 […]

Chaplet – Tasbih – Cedar Wood Beads & Camel Bone Beads – South Morocco

Chaplet – Tasbih – Cedar Wood Beads & Camel Bone Beads – South Morocco

Cedar Wood Beads & Camel Bone Beads. 20th century. Cm 35,5 in length (13.97″); beads diameter approx. cm. 0,9 (0.35″); gr. 28,0 (0.98 oz.). Perfect conditions. These disc style beads were much harder to shape than standard round beads. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis […]