Amazigh Collection

Hand of Fatima n. 01 – Khamsa – Meknes, MoroccoMano di Fatima – Khamsa – Meknes, Marocco

Early 20th century. Silver, carnelian, blue enamel. Gr. 72,7. Cm. 12,7 x Cm. 7,0. The Hand is a common symbol in much of the world since prehistoric times: the hands of the Tassili rock positive and negative (southern Algeria), dating from a period between 9000 and 7000 years ago, hand-painted...

Berber Headdress – IDA OU NADIFBerber Headdress – IDA OU NADIF

Western Anti Atlas Mountain - Morocco. In this ancient headdress shows various interpretations of the fertility goddess Tanit. The worship of the goddess of fertility was practiced since ancient times by Berbers. With the arrival of Islam, such devotion becomes secret and the image of the goddess is disguised and...