Ethnic Jewels

Old Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Ebony Beads Silver Inlaid – Mauritania

Ebony beads silver inlaid, agate and carnelian beads. Cm 31,5 in length (12.40"); gr. 41,3 (1.46 oz.). Beads diameter approx cm. 0,8 (0.31"). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it's also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from...

Banna Earrings – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Plastic, glass beads. Cm. 3,8 width x cm. 2,5 high (1.50" x 0.98"). Grams 9,5 (0.34 oz). The Banna live in the mountainous region between the river Omo and the river Woito. The Banna are basically pastoralists (cattle, sheep and goats). Most Banna are semi-nomadic. They also grow sorghum, sesame...