Old Berber Head Adornment – Todra Valley, Morocco
Early 20th century. N. 99 silver discs grams 191,2 (6.74 oz.). Each disc has a diameter of cm 1,1 (0.43″). The piece is cm. 49,5 in length (19.49″); with stands, cm 74,0 in length (29.13″).
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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