Ethnic Jewels

Berber Necklace – Bouizakarne, Guelmim Region, Morocco

Berber Necklace – Bouizakarne, Guelmim Region, Morocco

1970′. Resin-amber beads, glass beads. The necklace is cm. 30,0 in lenght (11.81″).  gr. 296,4 (10.46 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 […]

Berber Earrings – South Morocco

Berber Earrings – South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, gr 20,4 (0.72 oz); cm. 9,5 high  x cm. 2,5 width (3.74″ x 0.98”). Perfect conditions. 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 […]

Berber Temporal Ornaments – Foum Zguid, Jebl Bani Region, Morocco

Berber Temporal Ornaments – Foum Zguid, Jebl Bani Region, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Metal elements, old glass beads, shells, resin beads, leather gr. 108,8 (3.84 oz.); approx. cm. 12,2 x cm. 6,5 (4.80″ x 2.56″). 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 […]

Berber Necklace – Tagmout – Silver, Amber, Coral – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Tagmout – Silver, Amber, Coral – South Morocco

Silver, amber, coral, amazonite, shells, silver coins, silver beads, glass beads wool. The nacklace is cm. 76,0 long (27.55″). Grams 168,9 (4.35 oz.). The Tagmout is the centerpiece of the necklace; it’s a symbol and a talisman of fertility. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the […]

Tuareg Bracelet – Niger

Tuareg Bracelet – Niger

Mid 20th century. Aluminium. Gr. 121,6 (4.29 oz); diameter cm. 8,7 (3.43″); inner diameter 5,8 (2.28″). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, the […]

Huge Fulani Anklet – Mali / Niger

Huge Fulani Anklet – Mali / Niger

Early 20th century. Bronze grams 1.187,4 (41.88 oz.). Cm. 15,0 high x cm. 12,8 width (5.91″ x 5.04″). Some cracks due to age and use. The back part has a missing part due to a break (see photos). Fulani, also called Peul or Fulbe , are scattered throughout many parts of West Africa, from Lake Chad, […]

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

  20th century. Gilded silver filigree. The necklace is cm. 45,0 long (17,72″).  gr. 34,8 (1.23 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 […]

Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

19th century. Tribal Metal gr. 658,0 (23.21 oz.). The bracelets with the tips are cm. 8,5 width x cm. 3,5 high (3.35″ x  1.38″); inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty […]

Armlet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Armlet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Mid 20th century. Aluminum, enamel. Gr. 47,0 (1.65 oz); outer diameter cm 9,2 (3.62 “), inner diameter cm 7,9 (3.11”). The Sarakolé (also called Soninke) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. They were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana c. 750-1240 […]

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Silver, copper. Grams 138,7 (4.89 oz); outer diameter cm 7,4 (2.91″), inner diameter cm 5,5 (2.16″). The Sarakolé (also called Soninke) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. They were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana c. 750-1240 CE. Sarakolé people today […]

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