Author - amazigh

Old Shield – AMHARA – SIDAMO – Ethiopia

Diameter cm. 53; Depth cm. 23 The region Amhara is extends over the ancient provinces of Bégemder, Godjam and includes a part of the ancient province of Wollo. The Amhara people speak about ” the Amharic “, official language of Ethiopia. Amhara shields in former times were carried by the Kaffa, [...]

Berber Necklace – Draa Valley, Morocco

The Necklace has: Pair of Ait Akka ring (metal - cm. 6,5 high), 6 old metal rings, 6 old Khourb rings (bakelite), 6 Zinder Cross (1970' metal), 18 Tanfouk rings (agate and carnelian). Cm. 58,0 long. Grams 336,0. Berber - Amazigh Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the [...]

Pair Large Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Khenifra, North Morocco

Early to mid 20 century. Tribal metal, glass. Each fibulae is approx. cm 31,0 x cm. 9,5 (12.20" x 3.74"). Gr. 403,3 (14.23 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D'Alessandro and Meriem Otmani - Edition Sicopa. Berber - Amazigh Berbers are the indigenous ethnic [...]

Berber Ring – South Morocco

Silver. Cm. 2,7 high x cm. 2,5 width (1.06” x 0.98"); internal diameter cm. 1,8 (0.71”). US size 8.0. Gr. 6,7 (0.24 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 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved unity [...]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Taroudant, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal (the top of the chain is silver and red glass).  The piece is cm. 72,0 long (28.35″). Gr. 221,8 (7.82 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D'Alessandro and Meriem Otmani [...]

Berber Earrings – South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, glass; grams 31,9 (1.13 oz); cm. 7,0 high  x cm. 3,5 width (2.76" x 1.38”). Perfect 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 [...]

Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Leather. Approx. cm. 47,5 high x 13,5 width (18.7” x 5.31”). 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 millennia, the Tuareg operated [...]