Ethnic Jewels

Old Massive Silver Berber Bracelet – AIT JELIDASSEN – North Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver hallmark ram's head. Grams 270,9 (9.46 oz.); diameter cm. 7,7 (3.03″), inner diameter cm. 6,5 (2.56″). 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...

Sidamo Beaded Necklace – Southern Ethiopia

Glass beads, old bronze disck on leather. Cm 44,0 in lenght (17.32"). The talisman is cm. 19,0 high x 13,7 width (7.48" x 5.39"); Gr. 182,0 (6.42 oz.). The Sidama are an ethnic Cushitic people traditionally inhabiting the Sidama Zone of the Southern Ethiopia. They speak the Sidamo language, which is a language...