Old Berber Women’s Coat – Tamizart – Zaiane Tribe, Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 187,0 x 117,0 (6.14 x 3.84 Feet). This coat has been professionally washed; perfect 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 examples, see “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren, p. 178.

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