Author - amazigh

Old Pair Berber Head Adornments – Jebel Bani Mountains, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Leather, shell, old glass beads. 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...

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...