Old Fine Berber Headband – Tafraout, South Morocco
Mid 20th century. Silver, enamel, niello decorations, old amber beads, old glass beads. The headband is cm. 87,0 in length (34.25″); the decorated part is cm. 27,5 (10.83″). The central talisman is cm. 8,0 x cm. 5,2 (3.15″ x 2.05″). Grams 88,8 (3.60 oz.).
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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