Fibulae & Pectorals

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Taroudant, Anti-Atlas Mountains, MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Taroudant, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver alloy, red glass, enamel. With the chain the piece is cm. 68,0 (26,77") long. Gr. 101,2 (3.59 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 [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Mogador (Essaouira) MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Mogador (Essaouira) Morocco

Piece dated 1312 Hijra (1894 Gregorian calendar) - Essaouira (Mogador). Silver gr. 210,0 (7.40 oz). Each fibula measures cm. 14,0 (5.51”) high x cm. 9,1 (3.58”) width. Overall, with the chain, the piece is cm. 81,7 long (32.16 Inches). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – High Atlas, MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – High Atlas, Morocco

Silver gr. 46,8 (1.65 oz); cm. 11,9 (4.68”) high x cm. 4,1 (1.61”) width. Silver Coin dated 1331 Hijra (1912 Gregorian calendar). 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 [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Hadiddou, High Atlas, MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Hadiddou, High Atlas, Morocco

Fibula from Ait Hadiddou Tribe. Early 20th century. Silver and glass gr. 37,1 (1.30 oz); cm. 11,3 (4.44”) high x cm. 5,0 (1.96”) width. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D'Alessandro and Meriem Otmani - Edition Sicopa. Berbers are [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ida Ou Semlal, Southern MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ida Ou Semlal, Southern Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver and brass gr. 36,6 (1.29 oz); cm. 11,9 high (4.68”) x cm. 4,0 width (1.57”). Beautiful work from Ida Ou Semlal tribe. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Morocco

Silver gilt gr. 31,2 (1.10 oz). Each fibula measures cm. 11,6 (4.56”) high x cm. 5,8 (2.28”) width. Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Their weight, size and the fineness of the workmanship indicate the social status of the woman who wears [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Hadiddou, High Atlas, MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Hadiddou, High Atlas, Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver, coral gr. 86,9 (3.06 oz). Each fibula measures cm. 9,7 (3.81”) high x cm. 5,2 (2.04”) width. Overall, with the chain, the piece is cm. 50,0 long (19.68 Inches). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Their weight, size [...]

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – High Atlas, MoroccoCoppia di Fibule Berbere – TIZERZAI – Alto Altante, Marocco

Early 20th century. Silver alloy, green glass gr. 66,7 (2.35 oz). Each fibula measures cm. 13,0 (5.11”) high x cm. 5,2 (2.04”) width. Overall, with the chain, the piece is cm. 63,0 long (24.80 Inches). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Their [...]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – AlgeriaTuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Silver on iron sheet; brass and copper decorations. Approx. cm. 24,0 high x cm. 17,0 width; gr. 100,6. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. These large embossed pectorals Tera (singular: Teraout) are particularly appreciated by Tuareg [...]