Earrings

Berber Earrings – Ouarzazate Region, Morocco

Berber Earrings – Ouarzazate Region, Morocco

End 19 century, early 20th century – Silver, glass, traces of enamel gr 60,4 (2.13 oz); cm. 8,9 high (3.50”)  x cm. 5,5 width (2.16”). 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 […]

Tuareg Earring – TSABIT – MaliTuareg Earring – TSABIT – Mali

Tuareg Earring – TSABIT – MaliTuareg Earring – TSABIT – Mali

Mid 20th century – Solid silver gr. 77,1 (2.72 oz); cm. 6,3 (2.48”) high x cm. 5,3 (2.08”) width. An expression of tribal identity and of social status of the woman who wears them, jewels are also a form of savings, available in times of economic crisis in nomadic society. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, […]

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