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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 [...]

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Camel hide, mirror. The piece is cm. 60,0 high x cm. 59,0 width (23.62" x 23.23"). 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 of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are [...]

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Band – Western Sahara

Early to mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 262,0 in lenght (8.6 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 [...]

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 80,0 x 47,0 (31.50 x 18.50 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 in size, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Berber Rug – Azilal, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 165,0 x 44,5 (5.41 x 1.46 Feet). Only performed by women of this region, Azilal rugs are made from virgin raw wool by alternating composed patterns of one single knotted line and one or two woven lines, according to a cultural ritual that mothers [...]

Berber Saddlebag – Pre-Sahara, 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 [...]

Berber Fabric – Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silk. Approximately cm. 34,0 x 53,0 (13.39” x 20.87”). 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 [...]