Amulets & Talismans

Jewish Bone Talisman – Casablanca, Morocco

Jewish Bone Talisman – Casablanca, Morocco

1970′. Bone, teeth, copper, tin. Cm. 18,0 high x cm. 11,0 width (7.09″ x 4.33”). Grams 58,7 (2.07 oz). Moroccan Jews are the Jews who live or lived in Morocco. The first Jews migrated to this area after the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and settled among the Berbers. They were later met by a […]

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Old silver Boghdad crosses, silver beads, Mediterranean coral. The necklace is cm. 57,0 long (22.44″). gr. 56,8 (2.0 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 […]

Tuareg Bella Talisman – Niger / Mali

Tuareg Bella Talisman – Niger / Mali

1970′. Silver; gr. 12,1 (0.43 oz.); cm. 7,9 high x cm. 5,7 width (3.11″ x 2.24) Bella live Niger and Mali but are of Sudanese origin in Africa. The Bella tribe was formerly held in slavery by the Tuareg. For more information and similar examples: “Silberschmuck aus der Sahara – Tuareg und Mauren”, Katalog zur Ausstellung der Galerie Exler& […]

Boghdad n. 27 – South Morocco

Boghdad n. 27 – South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, shells, old silver beads, coral (gr. 51,9 – 1.83 oz.). The talisman is cm. 10,0 high (3.94″); the Bogdad cross is cm. 5,8 x 4,9 (2.28″ x 1.95″). Extra fine work. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from […]

Dogon Amulet – Ancestor – Mali

Dogon Amulet – Ancestor – Mali

Mid 20th Century. Cm. 9,5 high x 8,3 width (3.74″ x 3.26″). Gr. 169,3 (5.97 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon amulet is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat proof material, such as clay, in […]

Berber Necklace – TANFOUK – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Necklace – TANFOUK – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

  The Tanfouk (carnelian) is cm. 10,3 high x cm. 4,9 width (4.06″ x 1.93″). Old silver beads. Gr. 49,8 (1.76 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 […]

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Rider – Mali

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Rider – Mali

Cm. 8,5 high x 6,0 width (3.35″ x 2.36″). Inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79″); US size 9.75. Gr. 61,8 (2.18 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon cerimonial ring is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat […]

Berber Beads Talisman – Haha, Morocco

Berber Beads Talisman – Haha, Morocco

1960-1970. Cm. 26,0 high x cm. 9,7 width (10.24″ x 3.82”); gr. 85,8 (3.03 oz.). The Haha are a Berber people in the Western High Atlas in Morocco. 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 […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Silver. Cm. 3,1 x cm. 2,1 (1.22 x 0.82 Inches); gr. 7,0 (0.25 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined. Please share this content if you like it:

Tuareg Cross – Tahoua – Niger

Tuareg Cross – Tahoua – Niger

White metal, glass beads grams 79,6 (2.81 oz). The cross is cm. 14,4 x 8,1 (5.67” x 3.19”). The necklace is cm. 54,0 long (21.26″) The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves […]

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