Berber Resin-Amber Necklace – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco
1970′. resin-amber beads (phenolic resin), red fabric, metal beads. Grams 534,0 (18.84 oz.). The piece is cm. 50,0 in lenght (19.69″).
The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” are the Ait Ouallal, Ait Ouahlim, Ait Isfoul, Ait Yazza and Ait Ounbgi. They speak Central Atlas Tamazight. The Ait Atta originated as a political entity in the Jbel Saghro region in the 16th century with the founding of their traditional capital Igherm Amazdar.