Berber Hinged Bracelet – MIZAM – South Morocco / Mauritaniaamazigh
Early to mid 20th century. Silver, traces of enamel. Gr. 71,1 (2.50 oz.); diameter cm. 8,0 (3.14″), inner diameter cm. 5,6 (2.20″).
For similar examples, see:
- p. 34 of “A World of Bracelets”, by Anne van Cutsem;
- p. 329 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren.
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.