Bracelets & Anklets

Old 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...

Antique 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...

Old Massive Pair Berber Bracelets – Taza, Northern Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Massive silver. gr. 737,9 (26.02 oz.); diameter cm. 8,2 (3.22″), inner diameter cm. 5,7 (2.24″). These bracelets were originally worn by berber women to defend themselves during raids. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in...

Old Berber Bracelet – KHENIFRA – North Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, silver coins. Gr. 121,8 (4.29 oz.); diameter cm. 7,0 (2.75″), inner diameter cm. 6,6 (2.59″). 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...