Berber Textile

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century or earlier. Leather, wool. Cm. 26,3 high x cm. 11,5 width (10.35″ x 4.52”). 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 culture […]

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 41,0 x 34,5 (16.14” x 13.58”). 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 […]

Berber Embroidered Headgear – Ait Atta Tribe – Oulad Driss, Mhamid, Morocco

Berber Embroidered Headgear – Ait Atta Tribe – Oulad Driss, Mhamid, Morocco

Cotton, wool. Approx. cm. 190,0 high x 90,0 width (74.80” x 35.43”). Excellent conditions. The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” are the Ait Ouallal, Ait Ouahlim, […]

Berber Talisman Wallet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Talisman Wallet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Leather, silk;  approx. cm. 35,5 in lenght (13.97″). 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 culture which are, […]

Berber Headgear – TADGHART – Ida Ou Nadif – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Berber Headgear – TADGHART – Ida Ou Nadif – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wool, henna dye. Without fringes cm. 83,0 high x cm. 48,0 width (32.67” x 18.89”). Excellent conditions. Beautiful women’s foulard from the Ida Ou Nadif tribe. For more information and similar examples: “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow, pag. 118; “Die Farbe Henna – Belmalte […]

Berber Woman’s Headscarf – TAJIRA – Tie and Dye – Taoujout, Southern Tunisia

Berber Woman’s Headscarf – TAJIRA – Tie and Dye – Taoujout, Southern Tunisia

1960′-1970′. Wool. Without fringes, approximately cm. 61,5 x 78,0 (24.21” x 30.70”). Tie and dye. Excellent conditions. You can see a similar piece on page 139 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their […]

Berber Newborn Hood – Ait Atta Tribe – Draa Valley, Morocco

Berber Newborn Hood – Ait Atta Tribe – Draa Valley, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silk, cotton. Approximately cm. 55,0 high x 47,0 width (21.65” x 18.50”). The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” are the Ait Ouallal, […]

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Headband – Western Sahara

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Headband – Western Sahara

20th century. Wool, silk. Approximately cm. 286,0 in lenght (9.38 Feet). The Sahrawi people are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Polisario and mostly controlled by Morocco), other parts of southern Morocco, Mauritania and the extreme southwest of Algeria. As with most Saharan peoples […]

Berber DJELLABA – Beni Ouarain Tribe, Taza, Rif Mountains, Morocco

Berber DJELLABA – Beni Ouarain Tribe, Taza, Rif Mountains, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool.  Approximately cm. 190,0 high (from the hood to the base) x cm. 167,0 width (from sleeve to sleeve). This fabric has been professionally washed. Beautiful djellaba from the Beni Ouarain tribe. Wonderful work, excellent conditions (only two hole in the back side – see photos). For more information and similar examples see […]

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 36,0 x 56,0 (14.17” x 22.04”). 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 […]

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