Ethnic Jewels

Old Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal, glass beads. The piece is cm. 91,5 in lenght (36.02"); each fibula is cm. 14,1 x cm. 8,6 (5.55" x 3.39"). Grams 139,2 (4.91 oz). Very good conditions. Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Beautiful pair. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by...

Old Dogon Ring – Horse – Mali

Bronze. Cm. 6,0 high (2.36"). Inner diameter cm. 2,2 (0.87"); US size 11.0. Gr. 17,9 (0.63 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon 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...

Old Massive Pair Berber Bracelets – Taza, Northern Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Massive silver. gr. 737,9 (26.02 oz.); diameter cm. 8,2 (3.22″), inner diameter cm. 5,7 (2.24″). These bracelets were originally worn by berber women to defend themselves during raids. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in...

Old Berber Bracelet – KHENIFRA – North Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, silver coins. Gr. 121,8 (4.29 oz.); diameter cm. 7,0 (2.75″), inner diameter cm. 6,6 (2.59″). 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...