Large Berber Women Blanket – Hanbel Zanafi – Ait Ouaouzguite Tribe – Anti-Atlas mountain, Siroua, Morocco
Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 360,0 x 125,0 (11.81 x 4.10 Feet).
The blanket has been professionally washed. Perfect conditions.
Berber – Amazigh
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 pages 106-107, Splendeurs du Maroc, by African Museum Tervuren.