Head Adornment – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

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Head Adornment – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Mid 20th century. Tribal metal, paint grams 74,9 (2.64 oz.). The piece is cm. 60,0 in lenght (23.62″).

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, Ait Isfoul, Ait Yazza and Ait Ounbgi. They speak Central Atlas Tamazight. The Ait Atta originated as a political entity in the Jbel Saghro region in the 16th century with the founding of their traditional capital Igherm Amazdar.

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