The piece is 12,5 width x 14,0 high (4.92″ x 5.51″). Gr. 395,0 (13.93 oz.). This massive ornate copper-alloy (bronze or brass) bracelet is a form of currency found among the Bamum (Bamun) people of Cameroon. Though often identified as a currency type it also served as a prestige object available in most instances to […]
Silver, glass beads on leather. Gr. 80. The Boghdad is is cm. 7,5 long x cm. 6,5 width. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first […]
Bronze, silver, copper, enamel. Mid 20th century – cm. 28,0 high x cm. 15,0 width (11.02” x 5.90”). Authentic old Tuareg hammer, decorated with traditional geometric designs. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the […]
Mid 20th century. Tribal aluminum, enamel. The anklet measures cm. 11,0 (4.33″) width, cm. 11,5 (4.52″) high. The large central talisman is cm. 7,2 (2.83″) width and cm. 6,5 (2.55″) high. These exquisite objects were worn by Tuareg women to ward off the evil eye.
Mid 20th century – Tribal metal. Gr 159,95; cm. 8,5 high x cm. 3,7 width. Antique Berber Hair Ornaments from Ait Akka Tribe. Exquisite work. For similar examples see p. 181 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, Edisud / Le Fennec. The Berbers, or, in their own language, Amazigh (plural Imazighen, “free […]
20th century. Silver. Gr. 22,2 (0.78 oz); Cm. 7,3 high (2.87”) x cm. 4,8 width (1.88”). Excellent work The salamander is not afraid nor water nor fire. Reborn from its ashes. The salamander is a symbol of the birth, life and rebirth. The Hand is a common symbol in much of the world since prehistoric […]
First half of the 20th century. Coins (Maroc Empire Cherifien 1 Franc; about 1921 to 1924) in braided leather. An expression of tribal identity and of social status of the woman who wears them, jewels are also a form of savings, available in times of economic crisis in rural society.
Bronze. Cm. 7,2 x 6,3. Gr. 84,4. Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, south of the Niger bend near the city of Bandiagara in the Mopti region. Certain researchers investigating the Dogon have […]
End 19th century – early 20th century. Silver and gold Gr. 120,2 (4.24 oz). Outside diameter: cm. 7,3 (2.99 Inches); inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.67 Inches). The bracelet is cm. 2,3 width (0.98 Inches). This is a rare Shams u Kmar from Fez characterized by alternating bands symbolizing the sun (gold) and the moon (silver). […]
Early 20th century – Silver, red glass. Gr 26,0 (0.91 oz); cm. 8,9 high x cm. 7,4 width. Antique Berber earring from IDA OU NADIF tribe. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger […]