Large Chaplet – Tasbih – Cedar Wood Beads – North Moroccoamazigh
Early 20th century. Cm 46,0 (18.11″) in length. Wooden beads diameter cm. 2,3 (0,90″). Excellent conditions. These disc style beads were much harder to shape than standard round beads. The chaplet are instruments of prayer, similar to the rosary or to the mala. 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 after the end of the Roman Empire. Many Berbers call themselves some variant of the word imazighen (singular: Amazigh), possibly meaning “free people” or “free and noble men”. Today, most Berber-speaking people live in Morocco and Algeria.