Head Adornments

Child Headdress – Himba Tribe – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Child Headdress – Himba Tribe – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Vegetable fibres, glass beads, shells, “otjize” paste. Approx. cm. 37,0 high (14.57″). Grams 368,6 (13.0 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 the last (semi-) nomadic, pastoralist people of […]

Berber Headband – Tiznit, South Morocco

Berber Headband – Tiznit, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, old silver Morocco coins . The headband is cm. 97,5 in length (38.39″); the decorated part is cm. 26,5 (10.43″). Grams 135,4 (4.78 oz.). 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 […]

Berber Headband – Tafraout, South Morocco

Berber Headband – Tafraout, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, niello decorations, old amber beads, old glass beads. The headband is cm. 87,0 in length (34.25″); the decorated part is cm. 27,5 (10.83″). The central talisman is cm. 8,0 x cm. 5,2 (3.15″ x 2.05″). Grams 88,8 (3.60 oz.). The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers […]

Berber Temporal Ornaments – Foum Zguid, Jebl Bani Region, Morocco

Berber Temporal Ornaments – Foum Zguid, Jebl Bani Region, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Metal elements, old glass beads, shells, resin beads, leather gr. 108,8 (3.84 oz.); approx. cm. 12,2 x cm. 6,5 (4.80″ x 2.56″). 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 […]

Berber Temporal Parure – Jebl Bani Region, South Morocco

Berber Temporal Parure – Jebl Bani Region, South Morocco

1960′. Shells on leather grams 275,4 (3.07 oz.); cm. 19,0 high (2.95″ x 2.16″). Rare item. For a similar example see: “A World of Head Ornaments “, by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30. 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 […]

Berber Headband – Silver, Niello Decorations – South Morocco

Berber Headband – Silver, Niello Decorations – South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver (niello decorations), red glass, buttons on cotton band; gr 70,2 (10.44 oz.). The piece is cm. 90,0 in lenght (35.43″); the decorated part is cm. 18,0 in lenght (7.08″). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, […]

Muhacaona (Demba) Headdress – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Muhacaona (Demba) Headdress – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Skin, rolled sheet made of cans, shells, zipper, metal elements. Cm. 20,5 width x cm. 15,0 high. Grams 331,1. Muhacaona (or Demba) are indigenous or aboriginal nomadic agriculturalist people living in Kunene region of remote South Angola. Some groups live in Kunene region of North Namibia. The Mucawana woman just like the Himba people are […]

Berber Frontal Parure – Silver, Coral, Amber – South Morocco

Berber Frontal Parure – Silver, Coral, Amber – South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver (niello decorations), red glass, silver coins, coral, natural amber, shells on leather; gr 296,1 (10.44 oz.); cm. 14,0 high x cm. 18,0 width (5.51″ x 7.08″). 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 […]

Himba Headdress – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Headdress – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

  Skin. Cm. 10,0 high x Cm. 19,5 width (3.93″ x 7.67″). Grams 158,0 (5.57 oz.). After a year of marriage or following the birth of their first child, Himba women add an elaborate animal skin headdress to their hairstyle. The Himba (or OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region […]

Lega Ceremonial Hat – Bwami Society – D.R.Congo

Lega Ceremonial Hat – Bwami Society – D.R.Congo

1960-1970. Tiny glass beads and buttons; vegetal fibers. Cm. 16,5 high; diameter cm. 15,5. The Lega people are an ethnic group of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.They originated in what is today Uganda, and started to migrate from there to their present location in the 16th century. The Lega people traditionally live in small village […]

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