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Old Berber Woman’s Headscarf – KETFIYA – Gabès Region, Tunisia

1960'-1970'. Wool. Without fringes, approximately cm. 78,5 x 92,0 (30.91” x 36.22”). Tie and dye. Excellent conditions.   For similar examples see: - page 139 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow; - page 71 of "African Costumes and Textiles: From the Berbers to the Zulus, by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, John...

Berber Embroidered Headgear – South Morocco

Cotton. Approximately cm. 175,0 high x 112,0 width (68,9” x 44.09”). Good 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...

Old Fine Bogolan Cloth – Mali

Handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and it’s a symbol of Malian cultural identity. In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. On narrow looms, strips of cotton fabric about 15 centimetres (5.9 in)...

Kuba Over Skirt – Barkcloth – DR Congo

1970'-1980'. Raffia vinifera fibers and bark. Approximately cm. 55,0 x cm. 160,0  (21.65" x 62.99"). Excellent conditions, rare item. This bark cloth is made by beating a layer just under the bark until it's not thin and pliableis and is the central area of the long prom dresses for decoration and added prestige. This piece is...

Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Niger

Approx. cm. 135,0 x 80,0 (53.15” x 31.5”). Authentic old straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. Some damage due to age and use. 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...

Old Berber Wedding Headdress – Kufiya – Tunisia

Mid 20th century. Cotton, silk, paillettes. The piece is cm. Approximately cm. 97,0 in lenght (38.19"). Beautiful embroidery with propitiatory symbols (fishes and hands of Fatima). 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,...

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – Ait Hadiddu Tribe, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 160,0 high x 130,0 width (62.99” x 51.18”). 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...

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 80,0 x 50,0 (31.50 x 19.69 Inches). Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They arehunter-gatherers that live in the Ituri rainforest. The Mbuti are composed of bands which are relatively small...