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Tuareg Leather Pillow – Niger

Tuareg Leather Pillow – Niger

Leather. Without fringes, approx. cm. 58,0 x 30,0 (22.83” x 11.81”). Authentic pillow made from colorful leather and applications that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. You can easily fill it using any stuffing material. 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 […]

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

20th century. Gilded silver filigree, glass beads. The necklace is cm. 64,0 long (25,20″); the central talisman is cm. 8,5 high (3.35″).  gr. 44,4 (1.57 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 […]

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – High Atlas, Morocco

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – High Atlas, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 190,0 high x 120,0 width (74.80” x 47.24”). 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 culture which are, like […]

Berber Ring – South Morocco

Berber Ring – South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel. cm. 2,1 high (0.83″); inner diameter cm. 1,9 (0.75”); US size 9.25. Gr. 5,4 (0.19 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 […]

Hand of Fatima n. 35 – Morocco

Hand of Fatima n. 35 – Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, Mediterranean Coral gr. 98,7 (3.48 oz); Cm. 15,3 x cm. 9,8 (6.10″ x 3.86″). The KHAMSA hand (Arabic) or HAMESH hand (Hebrew) is and old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. An alternative Islamic name for this amulet is Hand of Fatima, in reference to the […]

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Camel hide, mirror. The piece is cm. 60,0 high x cm. 59,0 width (23.62″ x 23.23″). 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 nomads. For over two […]

Berber Ring – Venetian Murrina – Morocco

Berber Ring – Venetian Murrina – Morocco

1970′. Silver, old venetian murrina, wood. Cm. 3,0 high x cm. 2,3 width (1.18” x 0.79”); inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79”). US size 9.75. Grams 21,3 (0.75 oz). These kinds of rings are believed to ward off the evil eye. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths. Legends and […]

Tuareg Iwellemmeden Kel-Air Wedding Cross – EGERU / AGERU – Niger

Tuareg Iwellemmeden Kel-Air Wedding Cross – EGERU / AGERU – Niger

1970′. Silver, ismana silver beads, old glass beads. The necklace is cm. 52,0 in lenght (20.47″); grams 87,6 (3.09 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 Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly […]

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Band – Western Sahara

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Band – Western Sahara

Early to mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 262,0 in lenght (8.6 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 […]

Berber Earrings – Silver and Mediterranean Coral – Morocco

Berber Earrings – Silver and Mediterranean Coral – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, mediterranean coral grams 17,5 (0.62 oz); cm. 10,2 high x cm. 2,7 width (4.02″ x 1.06”). 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 […]

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