Fibulae & Pectorals

Pair Berber Fibulae – Tiznit, South Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – Tiznit, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel grams 240,3 (8.47″ oz.). The piece is cm. 74,0 in lenght (29.13″); each fibulae is cm 14,2 x cm. 9,0 (5.59″ x 3.54″). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Beautiful pair. For more information and similar examples: “Tiserai – The Fibule Au Maroc”, by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D’Alessandro and Meriem Otmani […]

Himba Breast Decoration With Wallet – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Breast Decoration With Wallet – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Braided leather, iron beads, brass decorations, glass beads. Approx. cm. 40,0 high x Cm. 38,0 width (15.74″ x 14.96″). Grams 89,6 (3.16 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 […]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Souss Region, South Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Souss Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, old silver coins, enamel, glass. The piece is cm. 64,8 long (25.51″). Each fibula is cm. 12 high (4.72″). Gr. 282,0 (9.94 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: “Tiserai – The Fibule Au Maroc”, by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D’Alessandro and Meriem Otmani […]

Berber Pectoral – Silver, Mediterranean Coral – Tizinit Region, Morocco

Berber Pectoral – Silver, Mediterranean Coral – Tizinit Region, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver enamel, Mediterranean coral, black coral beads, silver coins, shells, glass. Cm. 23,0 high x cm. 19,0 width (9.05″ x 7.48″). Grams 219,4 (7.73 oz.). 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 […]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Khenifra, North Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Khenifra, North Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver, coral, enamel, glass. Each fibulae is approx. cm 26,5 x cm. 5,8 (10.43″ x 2.28″). Gr. 249,3 (8.79 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Beautiful pair. For more inform ation and similar examples: “Tiserai – The Fibule Au Maroc”, by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D’Alessandro and Meriem Otmani […]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Siver. Each fibulae is cm 19,5 x cm. 11,0 (7.67″ x 4.33″). Gr. 178,4 (6.29 oz.). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: pages 251-252 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren pages 28-29 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and […]

Berber Pectoral – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Berber Pectoral – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal. Cm. 22,0 high x cm. 25,0 width (8.66″ x 9.84″). Grams 148,2 (5.22 oz.). 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 first time after the […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal. Cm. 25,5 x cm. 20,5 (10.03″ x 8.07″). Grams 184,9 (6.52 oz.). These large embossed pectorals Tera (singular: Teraout) are particularly appreciated by Tuareg Hoggar-Tassili women. They consist of an assembly in several flat triangular plates, coated with a plate of ordinary metal, which gives them a certain thickness. The Teraout, the masterpiece […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, copper and brass decorations. Whitout the leather strip, approx. cm. 37,0 high x cm. 18,5 width (14.56″ x 7.28″); gr. 154,0 (5.43 oz.). A genuine Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These rare elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble Birth. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, brass decorations. Approx. cm. 26,5 high x cm. 21,5 width (10.43″ x 8.46″); gr. 195,2 (6.88 oz.). A genuine Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These rare elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble Birth. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara […]

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