Other Adornement

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 Women’s Belt – Anti Atlas Moutains, South Morocco

Berber Women’s Belt – Anti Atlas Moutains, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool, old silver coins, silver pieces, glass beads. The piece is approx. cm. 150 in lenght; cm. 2,2 high (59.05” x 0.86”); gr. 72,6 (2.56 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, back to […]

Tuareg Veil Weights – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – NigerTuareg Veil Weights – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Tuareg Veil Weights – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – NigerTuareg Veil Weights – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of silver alloy and copper on iron sheet. Cm. 22,2 (8.74”) high x cm. 4,3 (1.69”) width; gr. 88,5 (3.12 oz.). 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 pendant is […]

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