Head Adornments

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 […]

Head Adornement – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Head Adornement – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Mid 20th century. Old Boghdad (metal), old glass beads gr. 213,1 (7.51 oz.); approx. cm 18,0 width x cm. 15,0 high (7.08″ x 5.90″). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor […]

Temporal Parure – Jebala People – North Morocco

Temporal Parure – Jebala People – North Morocco

Early to mid 20th century – Tribal metal, glass beads; gr 68,7 (2.42 oz.); cm. 23,0 high x cm. 2,9 width (9.05″ x 1.14″). The jebala people inhabit the plains from the city of Targuist to the west, in contrast with the Riff people inhabiting the plains from Targuist to the east. The history of the Jebala […]

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