Ethnic Jewels

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

20th century. Gilded silver filigree, glass beads. The necklace is cm. 64,0 long (25,20″); the central talisman is cm. 8,5 high (3.35″).  gr. 44,4 (1.57 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 the Niger River. The […]

Berber Ring – South Morocco

Berber 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 the Niger River. The name Berber appeared […]

Berber Ring – Venetian Murrina – Morocco

Berber Ring – Venetian Murrina – Morocco

1970′. Silver, old venetian murrina, wood. Cm. 3,0 high x cm. 2,3 width (1.18” x 0.79”); inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79”). US size 9.75. Grams 21,3 (0.75 oz). These kinds of rings are believed to ward off the evil eye. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths. Legends and […]

Tuareg Iwellemmeden Kel-Air Wedding Cross – EGERU / AGERU – Niger

Tuareg Iwellemmeden Kel-Air Wedding Cross – EGERU / AGERU – Niger

1970′. Silver, ismana silver beads, old glass beads. The necklace is cm. 52,0 in lenght (20.47″); grams 87,6 (3.09 oz.). 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 kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly […]

Berber Earrings – Silver and Mediterranean Coral – Morocco

Berber Earrings – Silver and Mediterranean Coral – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, mediterranean coral grams 17,5 (0.62 oz); cm. 10,2 high x cm. 2,7 width (4.02″ x 1.06”). 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 – Boghdad Cross – Guelmim Region, Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad Cross – Guelmim Region, Morocco

Old glass beads. The necklace is cm. 54,0 in lenght (21.26″).  Grams 161,1 (5.68 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 the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time after the end of the Roman […]

Moorish Anklets – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Moorish Anklets – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Mid 20th century. Aluminium, enamel. gr. 354,9 (12.52 oz.); cm. 9,7 width x cm. 9,0 high (3.82″ x 3.54″). The central talisman is cm. 6,0 x cm 5,8 (2.36″ x 2.28″). These anklets are worn by Moorish women during the dance of Guedra. 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 […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Old silver Boghdad crosses, silver beads, Mediterranean coral. The necklace is cm. 52,8 long (20.79″). gr. 100,3 (3.54 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 the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time after the […]

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