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Large Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Large Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Silver on iron sheet. The pectoral is cm. 27,0 high x cm. 25,0; the temporal parure are cm. 20,0 x cm. 7,5. Grams 390. These embossed pectorals Tera (singular: Teraout) are particularly appreciated by Tuareg Hoggar-Tassili women. They consist of an assembly in several flat triangular plates, coated with a plate of ordinary metal, which […]

Himba Necklace – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Necklace – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Shell, leather, iron beads, seeds, brass. Whitout the strings, cm. 44,0 in length (17.32″). Grams 363,6 (12.83 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 […]

Old Berber Talisman – Bani Region, South Morocco

Old Berber Talisman – Bani Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Leather, old glass Tanfouk, brass studs, metal chains, buttons, glass beads. Cm. 12,5 high (4.92) grams. 59,9 (2.11 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 […]

Old Pair Weaving Stretchers – ADDADAT – 19th century – Berber – Morocco

Old Pair Weaving Stretchers – ADDADAT – 19th century – Berber – Morocco

Wood. Cm. 8,6 and cm. 9,5 high. Beautiful patina. These weaving stretchers were used to keep the fabric at a constant width during the 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 […]

Himba Men’s Belt – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Men’s Belt – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Leather. Cm. 90,0 in lenght (35.43″). 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 of Namibia. Hairstyle and jewelry play a significant role among the OvaHimba, […]

Small Fine Tuareg Wallet – Tahoua Cross – Niger

Small Fine Tuareg Wallet – Tahoua Cross – Niger

1970′. Leather, silver Tahoua cross, grams 18,8 (0.66 oz). Each cross is cm. 7,3 x 5,0 (2.87” x 1.97”). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from hostile supernatural forces that inhabit […]

Old Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Old Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal grams 468,4 (16.52 oz.); diameter cm. 8,0 (3.15″), inner diameter cm. 6,0 (2.36″). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” […]

Old Ivory Amulet – Mali

Old Ivory Amulet – Mali

Old amulet lion fang shaped; cm. 5,2 high; grams 5,7. Former Tuscan private collection (Grassi Family). Collected in Mali in 40′. Please share this content if you like it:

Old Pair Ivory Bracelets – Mali

Old Pair Ivory Bracelets – Mali

Bracelet n. 1: max diameter cm. 7,4; inner diameter cm. 5,9; grams 18,0 Bracelet n. 2: max diameter cm. 7,6; inner diameter cm. 6,2; grams 19,3 Wonderful pink patina. Former tuscan private collection (Grassi Family). Collected in Mali in 40′. Please share this content if you like it:

Berber Amulet Box – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Berber Amulet Box – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

1950′-1960′. Silver. Gr. 29,7 (1.05 oz.); cm. 4,7 high x cm. 3,0 width (1.85″ x 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 first time after the end of the Roman Empire. Many Berbers call themselves some […]

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