Old Berber Woman’s Mantle – Beni Ourain – Rif Mountains, Taza, North Moroccoamazigh
Wool. Approx. cm. 220,0 high x 100,0 width (7.22 x 3.28 ft). Excellent conditions. Extra fine fabric.
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 examples see:
- page 185 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, by Africa Museum Tervuren;
- page 115 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow.