Necklaces

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

  20th century. Gilded silver filigree. The necklace is cm. 45,0 long (17,72″).  gr. 34,8 (1.23 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 […]

Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Mauritania

Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Mauritania

  Silver beads, carnelian, agate, glass beads, silk, cotton. Cm 50,0 in length (19.68″) ; gr. 174,5 (6.15 oz.). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it’s also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, […]

Berber Necklace – Oujda, North Marocco

Berber Necklace – Oujda, North Marocco

Old moroccan coins (1 Franc – Empire Cherifien), 5 amulet (brass studs, glass beads, shells on leather). The nacklace is cm. 67,5 long (26.57″). Gr. 227,9 (8.03 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 […]

Fine Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

Fine Berber Necklace – Gilded Silver Filigree – Mauritania

20th century. Gilded silver filigree, carnelian, agate. The necklace is cm. 46,5 long (16.33″).  gr. 61,1 (1.48 oz.). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over […]

Himba Child Necklace – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Child Necklace – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Leather, iron beads, shell, plastic. The necklace is cm. 42,0 in lenght (16.53″). Grams 248,5 (8.76 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 […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – Silver, Amber, Coral – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – Silver, Amber, Coral – South Morocco

Silver, amber, coral, amazonite, shells, silver coins, silver beads, wool. The nacklace is cm. 70,0 long (27.55″). The boghdad cross  is cm. 5,7 high x cm. 5,5 width (2.24″ x 2.16″). Gr. 123,6 (4.35 oz.). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and […]

Himba Necklace – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Necklace – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Shell, lether, iron beads, seed, brass. Cm. 65 in lenght (25.59″). Grams 482,0 (17.00 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 Namibia. […]

Neck Ring – Himba Tribe – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Neck Ring – Himba Tribe – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Vegetable fibres, glass beads, “otjize” paste. Diameter approx. cm. 24,0 (9.44″); inner diameter cm. 17,5 (6.88″). Grams 548,0 (19.33 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, […]

Fulani Necklace – West African Coast

Fulani Necklace – West African Coast

Mid 20th century – Bronze bells, coins (British West Africa Pound), old glass beads. The necklace is cm 46,0 in lenght (18.11″). Gr. 173,3 (6.11 oz.). Fulani, also called Peul or Fulbe , a primarily Muslim people scattered throughout many parts of West Africa, from Lake Chad, in the east, to the Atlantic coast. They are concentrated principally […]

Tuareg Necklace – Anadara and Cowrie Shells – Mauritania

Tuareg Necklace – Anadara and Cowrie Shells – Mauritania

Anadara and cowrie shells, old glass beads, on braided leather. The necklace is cm. 70,0 long (27.55″); gr. 119,3 (4.20 oz.). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For […]

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