19th century. Cm. 26,0 high (10.23″) x cm. 11,5 width (4.52″); the central hole is cm. 8,3 long (3.26″) x cm. 6,8 width (2.67″). The Gurunsi wear these bracelets as a sign of prosperity. The piece has been repaired long time ago. Beautiful patina of use.
Early to mid 20th century. Gr. 67,3 (2.37 oz.). Diameter cm. 8,5; inner diameter cm. 6,5.
Wooden chest, decorated with bronze and iron plaques, fixed by means of copper spherical studs. 20th century – cm. 14,0 high x cm. 21,5 width x cm. 40,7 long (5.51” x 8.46″ x 16.02”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are […]
1960-1970. Metal talisman box covered in leather decored with incised silver plaques fixed by means of silver and copper spherical studs. Venetian bead. Cm. 9,3 high x cm. 7,8 width (3.66” x 3.07”); gr. 82,1 (2.89 oz.). Exquisite work. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and […]
Mid 20th century. Engraved silver on iron sheet gr. 22,5 (0,79 oz.). Cm. 5,0 high x cm. 4,5 width (1.96” x 1.77″). These talismans holding Koranic verses are known as Kitab (meaning “book” in arabic). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis […]
1930-1940 – Silver, blue e red glass gr 74,6 (2.63 oz); cm. 10,4 (4.09”) high x cm. 5,9 (2.32”) width. Antique Berber earrings from Ouarzazate. The Berbers, or, in their own language, Amazigh (plural Imazighen, “free men”) are the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa.
Early 20th century. Silver gr. 184,5 (6.52 oz.). Cm. 5,5 high x cm. 8,2 width. Probably the best expression Moroccan jewelery, these elaborate anklets were worn by women of higher social status. For more informations and similar examples: pages 47-52 of by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, Edisud / Le Fennec; page 19 of “A World […]
1960′-1970′. The bag is cm. 15,0 long x cm. 6,5 width (5.90 x 2.55 Inches). The pipe (camel bone, wood, bronze) is cm. 11,3 long (4.44 Inches). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people […]
Mid 20th century. Iron; Silver, copper and brass decorations. The Lock is approx. cm. 10,3 x 5,9 – the Key is cm. 15,6 x 3,5. Gr. 363,7 (12.82 oz.). These locks are used to close chests. These elaborate keys are often worn by tuareg as a counterweight to keep their head-cloths or robes from being […]
20th century. Vegetable fibers, beads. Cm. 14,6 high x cm. 14,1 width. A cache-sexe, or pikuran, from the Kirdi people of Cameroon. The name of Kirdi – which in Arabic means that infidel non-Muslim – is attributed to the many ethnic groups, animist, of Sudanese origin, who live in the northern Cameroon: Mafa, Massa, Kapsikì, […]