Old Berber Bracelet – ADELBIJ – Ida Ou Semlal Tribe, South Morocco
Early to mid 20th century. Silver, enamel. Grams 88,1 (3.11 oz.); diameter cm. 9,8 (3.86″), 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.
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