Berber Textile

Old Berber Saddlebag – Rif Region, North Morocco

1960-1970. Wool. Without fringes, the piece is cm. 60,0 x cm. 40,0 (23.62” x 15.75"). Excellent conditions. 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...

Large Berber Women Blanket – Hanbel Zanafi – Ait Ouaouzguite Tribe – Anti-Atlas mountain, Siroua, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 360,0 x 125,0 (11.81 x 4.10 Feet). The blanket has been professionally washed. Perfect conditions. Berber - Amazigh 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...

Old Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – High Atlas, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 190,0 high x 120,0 width (74.80” x 47.24”). 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...

Old Berber Woman’s Mantle – Beni Ourain – Rif Mountains, Taza, North Morocco

  Wool. Approx. cm. 220,0 high x 100,0 width (7.22 x 3.28 ft). Excellent conditions. Extra fine fabric. 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...

Old Berber Headgear – ADRAR – Ida Ou Nadif – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wool, henna dye. Without fringes cm. 93,0 high x cm. 91,0 width (36.61” x 35.82”). Excellent conditions. This fabric has been professionally washed. Beautiful women’s foulard from the Ida Ou Nadif tribe. For more information and similar examples: "Splendeurs du Maroc", by Africa Museum Tervuren, page 204; “African...