Old Hair Adornaments – Ait Akka Tribe – Berber – Morocco
Mid 20th century. Metal, traces of paint; grams 224,4 (7.92 oz.). Cm. 9,5 high x cm. 4,0 width (3.74″ x 1.57″). Very good conditions.
Old berber hair ornaments from Ait Akka Tribe. Exquisite work. For similar examples see:
- p. 181 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and Marie-Rose Rabaté, Edisud / Le Fennec;
- p. 283 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren;
- p. 21 of “A World of Head Adornment: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America”, by Anne van Cutsem
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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