Old Berber Hair Adornment – Foum Zguid, South Morocco

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Old Berber Hair Adornment – Foum Zguid, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Metal disks (symbol of the sacred bread), glass beads on leather. Each piece is approx. cm. 7 high x cm. 10,5 width (2.76″ x 4.13″); grams 57,4 (2.02 oz.).

For similar examples, see page 176 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté.

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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