Berber Headband – Ait Herbil Tribe – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Moroccoamazigh
Early to mid 20th Century. Glass beads, num. 39 old silver coins 1/2 Dirham Morocco – AH 1299 (1881). The decorated part of the headband is cm. 25,0 long x cm. 4,0 high (9.84 “x 1.57”). Gr. 85,0 (3.00 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.