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Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – South Morocco

Old silver Boghdad crosses, silver beads, Mediterranean coral. The necklace is cm. 52,8 long (20.79″). gr. 100,3 (3.54 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 […]

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 44,0 x 42,5 (17.32” x 16.73”). This fabric has been professionally washed; excellent conditions. 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 the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and […]

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

1970′. Handmade embroidery cotton. For the size, see photos n. 7. Baloch women put on loose dresses and pants with sophisticated and colourful needlework, including a large pocket at the front of the dress to hold their accessories. The upper part of the dress and sleeves are also decorated with needlework, a form of artistry […]

Frontal Parure – CHARWITA – Mauritania

Frontal Parure – CHARWITA – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Shells (tafoun), agate, carnelian and glass beads. Old boghdad cross (gilden copper). Approx. cm. 19,0 width x cm. 6,5 high (7.48″ x 2.56″); gr. 127,8 (4.51 oz.). Before performing the dance of seduction (guedra), mauritanian women wear a parure embellished with different amulets. You can see a similar piece on: page 28-29 of “A World […]

Bamana Maternity – Mali

Bamana Maternity – Mali

Early to mid 20th. Wood. Approximately cm. 80,0 high (31.5”). Kg 4,18 (9.22 lb). Bambara Maternity Figure is intended to encourage fertility and to celebrate motherhood. The Bambara (or Bamana) are a Mandé people living in west Africa, primarily in Mali but also in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Please share this content if you […]

Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Early to mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 84,0 x cm. 44,0 (33.07″ x 17.32″). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging to the same family. Each piece must be soaked,beaten, and then worked and scraped by hand, so as to assume its typical characteristics of fine silk-like. Please share this content if you like it:

Kirdi Shield – Cameroon

Kirdi Shield – Cameroon

Cow hide cm. 70,0 high x cm. 41,0 width (27.56″ x 16.14″). This is a classic shield shaped from the Kirdi of Cameroon. Has a rectangular raised centre with a double compass design around. There are hundreds of bumps throughout the front, creating a textured sculptural object. The name of Kirdi – which in Arabic means […]

Headrest – HEMBA / LUBA – DR Congo

Headrest – HEMBA / LUBA – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th century. Wood, glass beads. Cm 30,0 high x cm. 13,5 width x cm. 5,5 deep (11.81′ x 5.31” x 2.17″). Grams 786 (27.73 oz) The Hemba people (or Eastern Luba) are an ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Hemba people live in villages, recognizing chiefs as their political […]

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 […]

Maasai Leather Bag – OLBENE – Kenya

Maasai Leather Bag – OLBENE – Kenya

Leather, glass beads. The bag is approx. cm. 42,0 x 47,0 (16.53” x 18.50″). Among the Maasai such bags are known as Olbene. Very often they would be embellished with glass beads forming elegant curves, vertical lines and other geometric motifs.  Olbene leather bags were used by women to hold water or other valuable belongs. These bags were  also […]

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