Berber Earrings – Hilal and Khamsas- Morocco

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Berber Earrings – Hilal and Khamsas- Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, gr 14,7 (0.52 oz); cm. 6,7 high (2.64”)  x cm. 3,2 width (1.26”).

Hilal (Crescent Moon) and Khamsas (Hand of Fatima). Exquisite 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 have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and culture which are, like their land, both African and Mediterranean.

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