Old Berber Headgear – ADRAR – Ait Abdallah – Anti Atlas, Morocco

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Old Berber Headgear – ADRAR – Ait Abdallah – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 121,0 x 86,0 (47.63” x 33.85”). Henna dye. Small damages due to age and use.

Women’s headgear from the Ait Abdallah tribe. Beautiful and rich symbolism.

For more information and similar examples:
• “Die Farbe Henna – Belmalte Textilien aus Sud-Marokko” Arnoldsche Edition.

• “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow;

• “Tapis Berbères du Maroc – La symbolique origines et signification”, by Bruno Barbatti, ACR Edition.

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