Other Adornement

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Old Lip Plugs – Pokot – Uganda

Two Old Lip Plugs – Pokot – Uganda

Early 20th century. Bronze 1 – cm 3,4 high x cm. 2,7 width; grams 3, 2 – cm. 1,7 high x cm. 1,5 width; grams 9,8. The Pokot people live in West Pokot County and Baringo County in Kenya and in the Pokot District of the eastern Karamoja region in Uganda. They form a section of […]

Two Old Lip Plugs – Kirdi – Northern Cameroon

Two Old Lip Plugs – Kirdi – Northern Cameroon

Early 20th century. Bronze (lovely old patina) and Quartz (rare item). The bronze lip plug is cm 1,5 high; diameter cm 2,4; grams 11,3. The Quartz lip plug (small damage to the edges) is cm 2,2 high; diameter 4,5; grams 22,9. The name of Kirdi – which in Arabic means non-Muslim – is attributed to the many ethnic groups, […]

Lip Plate – Mursi Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Lip Plate – Mursi Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Clay. Diameter cm. 6,5 (2.55″) ; thickness cm. 1,2 (0.47″). Gr. 44,5 (1.56 oz.). The Mursi live in an almost inaccessible area between the Mago and Omo Rivers. They are predominantly pastoral but they are also engage in limited agriculture. The Mursi are a tall, striking race, with an aggressive reputation. The men only wear a blanket tied […]

Hamar Waistband – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Hamar Waistband – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Approx. cm. 74,5 long x cm. 9,0 high (29.33″ x 3.54″). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated goatskin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beadede necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, which, for the Hamar, tend to be […]

Berber Headband – Ait Herbil Tribe – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, South Morocco

Berber Headband – Ait Herbil Tribe – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, South Morocco

Mid 20th Century. Silver, red Mediterranean coral. The headband is cm. 115 long (45.27″). The largest cone is cm 5,5 high (2.16″), the smallest is cm 3,3 (1.29″); gr. 89,2 (3.14 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 years, […]

Huge Berber Temporal Parure – Ait Herbil – Western Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Huge Berber Temporal Parure – Ait Herbil – Western Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Early 20th century – Silver, niello decorations gr 131,5 (4.63 oz); cm. 19,7 high (7.75”)  x cm. 8,7 width (3.42”). These pieces are talismans of fertility and represent the nine moons of human gestation. 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 years, […]

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