Bracelets & Anklets

Pair Berber Bracelets – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

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 to descend from the forty […]

Armlet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Armlet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Mid 20th century. Aluminum, enamel. Gr. 47,0 (1.65 oz); outer diameter cm 9,2 (3.62 “), inner diameter cm 7,9 (3.11”). The Sarakolé (also called Soninke) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. They were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana c. 750-1240 […]

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Silver, copper. Grams 138,7 (4.89 oz); outer diameter cm 7,4 (2.91″), inner diameter cm 5,5 (2.16″). The Sarakolé (also called Soninke) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. They were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana c. 750-1240 CE. Sarakolé people today […]

Himba Anklets – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Anklets – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

HimbaLeather, iron beads. Cm. 10,0 high x cm. 11,5 width (3.93″ x 4.52″). Grams 1.414,0 (49.87 oz.). The Himba (or OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. The Himba are considered the last (semi-) nomadic, pastoralist people […]

Berber Bracelet – Tiznit, South Morocco

Berber Bracelet – Tiznit, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, coral, enamel. Gr. 143,2 (5.05 oz); outler diameter cm. 7,5 (2.95″), inner diameter cm 5,8 (2.28″). Cm. 3,0 high (1.18″). 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 […]

Berber Bracelet – Ida Ou Zeddoute – Central Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Berber Bracelet – Ida Ou Zeddoute – Central Anti Atlas, South Morocco

19th century. Silver, enamel, niello decorations. Gr. 67,0 (2.36 oz). Cm. 7,0 high (2.75″); width at opening cm. 5,8 (2.28″). For similar examples and more informations see: page 93 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté; page 20 of “A World of Bracelet”, by Anne van Cutsem; Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North […]

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Mid 20th century. Silver. Gr. 70,8 (2.49 oz); outer diameter cm 7,0 (2.75″), inner diameter cm 5,3 (2.08″). The central talisman is cm 3,5 x cm. 3,5 (1.37″ x 1.37″). The Sarakolé (also called Soninke) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. They were the founders […]

Moorish Bracelet – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Moorish Bracelet – KHAL KHAL – West Africa

Mid 20th century. Silver gr. 59,2 (2.10 oz.); cm. 6,7 width x cm. 6,3 high (2.63″ x 2.48″); inner diameter cm 6,5 (2.55″). The central talisman is cm. 3,0 x cm 3,2 (1.18″ x 1.25″). 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 stands, but more often she squats, covered in […]

Muhacaona (Demba) Anklets – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Muhacaona (Demba) Anklets – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Engreved and colored PVC water pipe. Cm. 7,8 high. Diameter cm. 7,8. Grams 124,0. These ankles are exactly those worn by the girl in the photo. Muhacaona (or Demba) are indigenous or aboriginal nomadic agriculturalist people living in Kunene region of remote South Angola. Some groups live in Kunene region of North Namibia. The Mucawana […]

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Bracelet – Sarakole / Soninke People – Mali

Mid 20th century. Aluminum, copper decorations. Gr. 82,2 (2.89 oz); outer diameter cm 7,2 (2.83″), inner diameter cm 4,7 (1.85″). The central talisman is cm 3,8 x cm. 3,7 (1.49″ x 1.45″). The Sarakolé (also called Soninke) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. They were […]

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