Berber Head Adornment – Jebel Bani Mountains, South Morocco

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Berber Head Adornment – Jebel Bani Mountains, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Leather, shell, old glass beads. Cm. 9,0 high x cm. 4,5 width (3.54″ x 1.77″); grams 45,2 (1.59 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 by keeping up their unique language and culture which are, like their land, both African and Mediterranean.

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