Old Berber Wedding Headdress – Kufiya – Tunisia

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Old Berber Wedding Headdress – Kufiya – Tunisia

Mid 20th century. Cotton, silk, paillettes. The piece is cm. Approximately cm. 97,0 in lenght (38.19″).

Beautiful embroidery with propitiatory symbols (fishes and hands of Fatima). Excellent conditions.

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.

For similar example see pag 45 of “Costumi e Tessuti dell’Africa – Dai Berberi agli Zulu” – collezione Zaira e Marcel Mis, by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, Freida Sorber, Anne van Cutsem.

 

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