Berber Marriage Handkerchief – Ait Agoudim – High Atlas, Moroccoamazigh
1950′-1960′. Tie and Dye. Wool. Approximately cm. 45,0 x 42,0 (17.71” x 16.53”). Excellent conditions. Interesting and quite rare piece from Ait Agoudim Tribe. Under a handkerchief like this, the bride and groom hidden their hands during the wedding ceremony.
For a similar example, see page 169 of “Maroc – Les Artisans de la Mémoire”, by Ivo Grammet, Min Dewachter and Els De Palmenaer.
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. Sold