Old Berber Woman’s Headscarf – KETFIYA – Gabès Region, Tunisiaamazigh
1960′-1970′. Wool. Without fringes, approximately cm. 78,5 x 92,0 (30.91” x 36.22”). Tie and dye. Excellent conditions.
For similar examples see:
– page 139 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow;
– page 71 of “African Costumes and Textiles: From the Berbers to the Zulus, by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, John Mack.
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.