Berber Necklace – Tagmout – South Morocco

1970′. The Tagmout (tribal metal bead, paint, glass beads, spanish coins, glass beads) is the centerpiece of the necklace; it’s a symbol and a talisman of fertility.

The necklace, entirely made of cloves, is cm. 44,0 in lenght (17.32″).  Grams 129,2 (4.56 oz.).

Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time after the end of the Roman Empire.

Many Berbers call themselve22s some variant of the word imazighen (singular: Amazigh), possibly meaning “free people” or “free and noble men”. Today, most Berber-speaking people live in Morocco and Algeria.

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