Berber Sash – HIZAM – Ait Ouaouzguite, Morocco

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Berber Sash – HIZAM – Ait Ouaouzguite, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 316,0 x 12,0 (124.40” x 4.72”). Beautiful sash from Ait Ouaouzguite region. Perfect 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.

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