Ethnic Jewels

Old Fine Tuareg Earrings – Niger

1970' - Silver grams 20,8 (0.73 oz); cm. 5,7 high x cm. 4,2 width (2.24" x 1.65"). In these earrings, the sign of the goddess Tanit, very ancient apotropaic symbol against misfortune and the evil eye. For the Carthaginians, Tanit was the goddess of fertility, love and pleasure, associated with...

Old Fine Berber Necklace – South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, real amber, coral, amazonite, 2 huge silver beads, shells, glass beads. With the silk stand, the necklace is cm. 70,0 in lenght (27.56"); grams 161,7 (5.70 oz.). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt,...

Outstanding Large Tuareg Talismanic Ring – Mosque – Mali

1980'. Silver – grams 39,4 (1.39 oz.); cm. 4,7 high x cm. 2,2 width (1.85" x 0.87"); inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79 inches). US size 8.75. 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 people of the...

Old Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Nador Region, North Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Siver. Each fibulae is cm 19,7 x cm. 9,2 (7.76" x 3.62"). Gr. 352,1 (12.42 oz.). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D'Alessandro and Meriem Otmani - Edition Sicopa. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They...