Pair Berber Bracelets – ADELBIJ – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Moroccoamazigh
Mid 20th century. Silver, enamel. Gr. 119,4 (4.21 oz.); diameter cm. 8,9 (3.50″), inner diameter cm. 6,0 (2.36″).
For similar examples, see:
- p. 23 of “A World of Bracelets”, by Anne van Cutsem;
- p. 285 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren;
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.