Old Berber Necklace – Tagmout – South Morocco

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Old Berber Necklace – Tagmout – South Morocco

1980′. The Tagmout (tribal metal bead, enamel, moroccan coins, glass) is the centerpiece of the necklace; it’s a symbol and a talisman of fertility. The necklace, spanish coins and glass beads, is cm. 74,0 long (29,13″).  Grams 222,1 (7,83 oz.).

Berber – Amazigh

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.

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