Other Talismans

Old Berber Talisman – Bani Region, South Morocco

Old Berber Talisman – Bani Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Leather, old glass Tanfouk, brass studs, metal chains, buttons, glass beads. Cm. 12,5 high (4.92) grams. 59,9 (2.11 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 […]

Old Ivory Amulet – Mali

Old Ivory Amulet – Mali

Old amulet lion fang shaped; cm. 5,2 high; grams 5,7. Former Tuscan private collection (Grassi Family). Collected in Mali in 40′. Please share this content if you like it:

Berber Amulet Box – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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 Empire. Many Berbers call themselves some […]

Old Ivory Amulet – Mali

Old Ivory Amulet – Mali

Old amulet lion fang shaped; cm. 4,4 high; grams 3,6. Former Tuscan private collection (Grassi Family). Collected in Mali in 40′. Please share this content if you like it:

Berber Talisman Wallet with Kitab Amulet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Talisman Wallet with Kitab Amulet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Leather. The piece is approx. cm. 33,0 in lenght (12.99″). The metal amulet (Kitab) is cm 5,4 x cm 4,1 (2.13″ x 1.61”). 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 […]

Tuareg Leather Wallet – Khomissar – Niger

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 people of the kingdom […]

Tuareg Talisman – Bella Amulet on Leather Gris-Gris – Niger

Tuareg Talisman – Bella Amulet on Leather Gris-Gris – Niger

Leather Gris-Gris, metal Bella amulet. Cm. 6,7 x cm. 4,8 (2.64″ x 1.89″). Grams 24,5 (0.86″). Bella live Niger and Mali but are of Sudanese origin in Africa. The Bella tribe was formerly held in slavery by the Tuareg. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. […]

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

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, and from the Mediterranean […]

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 […]

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& […]

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