Dogon Bronze Bracelet – Mali

Late 19th early 20th Century. Cm. 9,4 high x 10,1 width (3.70" x 3.97"); inner diameter cm. 7,5 (2.95"). Gr. 274,4 (9.67 oz.). This is a rare and magnificent example of a Dogon bracelet – attributed to the Hogon (Dogon king). It shows old patina from usage, and is decorated with a [...]

Tuareg Ring – TISEK – Mali

Mid 20th century. Silver and Carnelian – gr. 11,8 (0.41 oz.); cm. 3,5 high x cm. 3,3 width (1.37 " x 1.29"); inner diameter cm. 1,8 (0.70 inches). US size 7.5. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended [...]

Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 46,0 x cm. 220,0 (18.11" x 86.61"). 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 [...]

Chaplet – Tasbih – Cedar Wood Beads & Camel Bone Beads – South Morocco

Cedar Wood Beads & Camel Bone Beads. 20th century. Cm 35,5 in length (13.97"); beads diameter approx. cm. 0,9 (0.35"); gr. 28,0 (0.98 oz.). Perfect conditions. These disc style beads were much harder to shape than standard round beads. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from [...]

Berber Bracelet – TANBELT – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver, traces of enamel. Gr. 104,1 (3.67 oz.); cm. 7,4 width x cm. 3,7 high (2.91″ x 1.45"); inner diameter cm. 5,7 (2.25"). For similar examples, see: p. 23 of “A World of Bracelets”, by Anne van Cutsem; p. 284 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren; The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known [...]