Bracelets & Anklets

Old Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Old Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal grams 468,4 (16.52 oz.); diameter cm. 8,0 (3.15″), inner diameter cm. 6,0 (2.36″). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” […]

Old Pair Ivory Bracelets – Mali

Old Pair Ivory Bracelets – Mali

Bracelet n. 1: max diameter cm. 7,4; inner diameter cm. 5,9; grams 18,0 Bracelet n. 2: max diameter cm. 7,6; inner diameter cm. 6,2; grams 19,3 Wonderful pink patina. Former tuscan private collection (Grassi Family). Collected in Mali in 40′. Please share this content if you like it:

Old Pair Ivory Bracelets – Mali

Old Pair Ivory Bracelets – Mali

Bracelet n. 1: max diameter cm. 8,0; inner diameter cm. 6,8; grams 14,0 Bracelet n. 2: max diameter cm. 8,3; inner diameter cm. 7,5; grams 13,0 Wonderful pink patina. Former tuscan private collection (Grassi Family). Collected in Mali in 40′. Please share this content if you like it:

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 […]

Pair Moorish/Berber Hinged Bracelets – MIZAM – Mauritania/South Morocco

Pair Moorish/Berber Hinged Bracelets – MIZAM – Mauritania/South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver. Gr. 192,0 (6.77 oz.); diameter cm. 7,8 (3.07″), inner diameter cm. 6,0 (2.36″). For similar examples: “Spledeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum, Tervuren (p. 329); “Africa Adorned”, by Angela Fisher (p. 220); “Bijoux du Maroc”, Jacques et Marie-Rose Rabaté (p. 191); “A Word of Bracelets”, by Anne van Cutsem, Skira (p. 34). […]

Berber Hinged Bracelet – Guelmim, South Morocco

Berber Hinged Bracelet – Guelmim, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, enamel. Grams 52,6 (1.86 oz.); diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″), inner diameter cm. 5,6 (2.20″). 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 […]

Pair Berber Bracelets – Guelmim, South Morocco

Pair Berber Bracelets – Guelmim, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel gr. 65,6 (2.31 oz.); diameter cm. 7,2 (2.83″); inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″). 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 nomads. For over two […]

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