Bracelets & Anklets

Old Berber Bracelet – Ida Ou Kensous – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, glass, enamel, niello decorations Gr. 49,2 (1.74 oz.); cm. 6,0 high x cm. 6,5 width (2.36" x 2.56"); inner diameter cm. 5,5 (2.17″). 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...

Berber Bracelet – Jebel Bani Mountains, South Morocco

19th century. Silver. Gr. 127,7 (1.97 oz.); Without tips, diameter cm. 8,5 (3.46″), inner diameter cm. 6,3 (2.36″). 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...

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...

Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

19th century. Tribal Metal gr. 658,0 (23.21 oz.). The bracelets with the tips are cm. 8,5 width x cm. 3,5 high (3.35″ x  1.38″); inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said...