Old Moorish/Berber Hinged Bracelet – MIZAM – Mauritania/South Morocco
Mid 20th century. Silver. Gr. 59,2 (2.11 oz.); diameter cm. 7,4 (2.91″), inner diameter cm. 5,5 (2.17″).
For similar examples:
- “Spledeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum, Tervuren (p. 329);
- “Africa Adorned”, by Angela Fisher (p. 220);
- “Bijoux du Maroc”, Jacques et Marie-Rose Rabaté (p. 191);
- “A Word of Bracelets”, by Anne van Cutsem, Skira (p. 34).
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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