Old Berber Babouche – High Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century or earlier. Leather, silk. Cm. 24,5 high x cm. 11,0 width (9.65″ x 4.33”).

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, like their land, both African and Mediterranean.

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