Fibulae & Pectorals

Old Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, copper decorations. gr. 101,2 (3.57 oz.); cm. 25,5 high x cm. 20,5 width (10.04” x 8.07"). A genuine and old 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 and the north-central Sahel. They...

Old 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...

Old Pair Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Tribal metal, glass, paint. The piece is cm 88,0 in lenght (34.65"); each fibulae is cm 15,0 x cm. 4,5 (5.91" x 1.77"). Gr. 187,8 (6.62 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...

Antique Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Spanish Silver Coins, North Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver. Spanish silver coins (50 Cent Peso - Isabel II - 1868). Each fibulae is approx. cm 12,0 x cm. 4,2 (2.99" x 1.18"). Gr. 95,3 (0.68 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 -...

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Souss Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal, red glass. The piece is cm. 63,50 in lenght (25,0"). Gr. 196,6 (6.93 oz). Very good conditions. 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 - Edition Sicopa. Berbers are the indigenous...

Pair Large Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Khenifra, North Morocco

Early to mid 20 century. Tribal metal, glass. Each fibulae is approx. cm 31,0 x cm. 9,5 (12.20" x 3.74"). Gr. 403,3 (14.23 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 - Edition Sicopa. Berber - Amazigh Berbers are the indigenous ethnic...

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Taroudant, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal (the top of the chain is silver and red glass).  The piece is cm. 72,0 long (28.35″). Gr. 221,8 (7.82 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...