Berber Earrings – Ida Ou Nadif – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

End 19th century. Silver, niello decorations, blue and red glass, Hands of Fatima. Grams 51,5 (1.81 oz.). Cm. 9,3 width x cm. 9,3 high (3.66” x 3.66″).

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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