Berber Head Adornments – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Agate and carnelian rings (tanfouk), shells (tafoun), metal gilded beads, glass beads. Approx. cm. 65,0 high (25.59″); gr. 320,0 (11,29 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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