Berber Sash – HIZAM – Ait Ouaouzguite, Moroccoamazigh
Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 251,0 x 13,5 (98.81” x 5.31”).
Ait Ouaouzguite region. Excellent condition.
You can see a similar piece on page 112 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow.
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.