Bracelets & Anklets

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 […]

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