Berber Earrings – Hilal and Khamsas – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, gr 19,5 (0.68 oz); cm. 8,2 high (3.22”)  x cm. 3,7 width (1.45”). Hilal (Crescent Moon) and Khamsas (Hand of Fatima). Exquisite work. 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,...

Berber Earrings – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century - Silver, silver coins, glass, enamel gr 45,9 (1.61 oz); cm. 8,8 high x cm. 5,0 width (3.46" x 1.96”). 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....

Berber Earrings – Dadès Valley, Anti-Atlas, Morocco

19th century. Silver grams 64,8 (2.28 oz); cm. 20,2 high (7.95”)  x cm. 8,1 width (3.18”). 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...

Berber Earrings – Essaouria, South Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver, glass. Cm. 8,0 high (3.14").  gr. 12,9 (0.45 oz.). Hands of Fatima to ward off the evil eye. 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...

Berber Earrings – Tiznit, South Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver, glass, enamel. Cm. 7,5 high (2.95").  gr. 13,8 (0.48 oz.). Hands of Fatima to ward off the evil eye. 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...

Tuareg Earring – TSABIT – Mali / Niger

1960-1970. Silver gr. 48,5 (1.71 oz); cm. 5,0 high x cm. 5,7 width (1.96" x 2.12"). 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...

Banna Earrings – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Aluminium. Cm. 4,9 hign x cm. 3,2 width (10.62" x 2.75"); gr. 8,5 (13.97 oz.) The Banna live in the mountainous region between the river Omo and the river Woito. The Banna are basically pastoralists (cattle, sheep and goats). Most Banna are semi-nomadic. They also grow sorghum, sesame and maize,...

Berber Earrings – Kabyle – Algeria

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, glass gr 15,7 (0.55 oz); cm. 8,2 high  x cm. 2,5 width (3.22” x 0.98"). 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...