Ethnic Jewels

Old Fine Tuareg Ring – Niger

Mid 20th century. Silver – gr. 10,2 (0.35 oz.); cm. 3,9 high x cm. 2,1 width (1.53" x 0.82"); inner diameter cm. 1,9 (0.74 inches). US size 8.5. 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...

Old Moorish Bracelet – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Mid 20th century. Silver gr. 59,2 (2.10 oz.); cm. 6,7 width x cm. 6,3 high (2.63" x 2.48"); inner diameter cm 6,5 (2.55"). The central talisman is cm. 3,0 x cm 3,2 (1.18" x 1.25"). The Guedra is a ritual dance of love, performed by women for benefit of men. It is a ballet of hands and feet: sometimes the dancer stands, but more...

Old Fine Chaplet – 99 beads – Tasbih – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wood. Cm 50,0 in length (19.69"); 99 beads diameter approx. cm. 1,9 (0.75); gr. 114,8 (4.05 oz.). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it's also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berber - Amazigh Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed...

Old Berber Talismanic Ring – South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel. cm. 2,1 high (0.83"); inner diameter cm. 1,9 (0.75”); US size 9.25. Gr. 5,4 (0.19 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...

Antique Berber Bracelet – Jebel Bani Mountains, South Morocco

19th century. Silver. Gr. 127,7 (1.97 oz.); Without tips, diameter cm. 8,5 (3.46″), inner diameter cm. 6,3 (2.36″). 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 Necklace – Ouarzazate, Morocco

1950′. Old metal elements, glass beads. The necklace is cm. 67,5 long (26.57″); grams 116,0 (4.09 oz.). Berber - Amazigh 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...