Ethnic Jewels

Berber Headband – Tiznit, South Morocco

Berber Headband – Tiznit, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, old silver Morocco coins . The headband is cm. 97,5 in length (38.39″); the decorated part is cm. 26,5 (10.43″). Grams 135,4 (4.78 oz.). 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 […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Old silver Boghdad crosses, silver beads, Mediterranean coral. The necklace is cm. 57,0 long (22.44″). gr. 56,8 (2.0 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 […]

Berber Necklace – TANFOUK – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Necklace – TANFOUK – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

  The Tanfouk (carnelian) is cm. 10,3 high x cm. 4,9 width (4.06″ x 1.93″). Old silver beads. Gr. 49,8 (1.76 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 […]

Berber Earrings – Hilal and Khamsas- Morocco

Berber Earrings – Hilal and Khamsas- Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, gr 14,7 (0.52 oz); cm. 6,7 high (2.64”)  x cm. 3,2 width (1.26”). Hilal (Crescent Moon) and Khamsas (Hand of Fatima). Exquisite work. 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 […]

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Rider – Mali

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Rider – Mali

Cm. 8,5 high x 6,0 width (3.35″ x 2.36″). Inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79″); US size 9.75. Gr. 61,8 (2.18 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon cerimonial ring is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat […]

Berber Headband – Tafraout, South Morocco

Berber Headband – Tafraout, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, niello decorations, old amber beads, old glass beads. The headband is cm. 87,0 in length (34.25″); the decorated part is cm. 27,5 (10.83″). The central talisman is cm. 8,0 x cm. 5,2 (3.15″ x 2.05″). Grams 88,8 (3.60 oz.). The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers […]

Berber Necklace – Tagmout – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Tagmout – South Morocco

1970′. The Tagmout (tribal metal bead, paint, glass beads, spanish coins, glass beads) is the centerpiece of the necklace; it’s a symbol and a talisman of fertility. The necklace, entirely made of cloves, is cm. 44,0 in lenght (17.32″).  Grams 129,2 (4.56 oz.). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from […]

Beaded Necklace – Borana Tribe – Southern Ethiopia

Beaded Necklace – Borana Tribe – Southern Ethiopia

Approx. cm. 30,0 high x cm. 24,0 width (11.81″ x 9.45″). Small damages due to use. The Borana, Gabbra and Sakuye peoples are sub-ethnic groups within the Oromo people group, and share language and culture. Some groups from the Oromo people from southern Ethiopia entered northern Kenya fduring the 16th century. These Borana groups then differentiated […]

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 […]

Subscribe to Amazigh Newsletter now for incredible news!