Other Talismans

Berber Amulet Box – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

1950'-1960'. Silver. Gr. 29,7 (1.05 oz.); cm. 4,7 high x cm. 3,0 width (1.85" x 1.18"). 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 [...]

Tuareg Leather Wallet – Khomissar – Niger

  Leather, shells, glass beads. The piece is cm. 37,0 in lenght (14.57"). The wallet is cm. 9,0 x cm. 7,5 (3.54" x 2.95"). Grams 71,4 (2.52"). 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 [...]

Berber Frontal Amulet – LEBST – Pre-Sahara Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, coral, green and yellow enamel. Gr. 39,9 (1.41 oz.); cm. 7,4 high x cm. 4,5 width (2.91" x 1.77"). For similar examples see page 280 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Berber Talisman – Taghit, Algeria

Mid 20th century. Metal elements, resin-amber bead, shell, metal chain grams 317,8 (11.21 oz.); approx. cm. 27,3 x cm. 11,8 (10.63″ x 4.65"). Rare item. 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 [...]