Ethnic Jewels

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...

Old Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, copper decorations. gr. 101,2 (3.57 oz.); cm. 25,5 high x cm. 20,5 width (10.04” x 8.07"). A genuine and old Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These rare elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble birth. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They...