Old Berber Asymmetrical Temporal Decoration – Jebel Bani Mountains, Morocco
Mid 20th century. Aluminium, white metal, red plastic bead, leather, cowrie, sintetic material; grams 125,9 (1.63 oz.).
The piece with the aluminium ring and the red plastic bead is cm. 32 high. The aluminim ring is cm. cm. 10,0 high x cm 8,0 width.
The piece with the metal ring and the leather cowrie amulet (stylized hand of fatima) is cm. 21,0 high. The metal ring is cm. 8,5 high x cm. 8,7 width
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.
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