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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, […]

Cache Sexe – PIKURAN – KIRDI – Cameroon

Cache Sexe – PIKURAN – KIRDI – Cameroon

Leather, cotton. Without fringes, the cache-sexe is cm. 15,5 high x cm. 12,5 width (6.10″ x 4.92″). The name of Kirdi – which in Arabic means that infidel non-Muslim – is attributed to the many ethnic groups, animist, of Sudanese origin, who live in the northern Cameroon: Mafa, Massa, Kapsikì, Mundang … These were worn for celebrations, […]

Berber Belt – Algeria

Berber Belt – Algeria

Mid 20th century. Silver. Gr. 59,6 (2.10 oz.); cm. 104,0 in lenght (40.94″). 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 end of the Roman Empire. Many Berbers call themselves some variant of […]

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 Woman Belt – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Himba Woman Belt – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Vegetable fibers, skin, fragments of ostrich eggs, seeds, iron beads. Cm. 95,0 in lengh . Grams 1.202,0 (12.41 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 […]

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 […]

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of copper and silver on brass sheet; leather. Cm. 23,0 in length (cm. 34 in length with the leather strip). Grams 60,7. Excellent decorations. A genuine and old Tuareg veil weight known as ” assrou n’ swoul “, generally translated as ” the key which is thrown over the shoulder “. This elaborate key-like […]

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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