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Old Berber Box Amulet – Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, traces of gilding grams 57,4 (2.02 oz.). The necklace is cm. 50 long (19.69"). The box amulet is cm. 7,0 high x cm. 5,4 width (2.76" x 2.13"). Zār Amulet or commonly known as Zar, is a special genre in Egyptian jewellery which consists of purpose-made magical jewellery, to be used...

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass and copper decorations) is cm. 14,2 long x cm 5,0 width (5.59" x 1.96"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,7 long (5.78"); gr. 278,5 (9.82 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are...

Old Berber Bracelet – Ida Ou Kensous – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, glass, enamel, niello decorations Gr. 49,2 (1.74 oz.); cm. 6,0 high x cm. 6,5 width (2.36" x 2.56"); inner diameter cm. 5,5 (2.17″). 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...

Old Large Tuareg Leather Bag – Niger

Leather. Approx. cm. 47,0 high x 13,0 width (18.50” x 5.12”). 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...

Old Fine Bogolan Cloth – Mali

Handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and it’s a symbol of Malian cultural identity. In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. On narrow looms, strips of cotton fabric about 15 centimetres (5.9 in)...