Old Pair Berber Bracelets – ASBIA’ IQUORAIN – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

Old Pair Berber Bracelets – ASBIA’ IQUORAIN – Ait Atta Tribe – Morocco

1.199,95

Early to mid 20th century. Silver gr. 1.064,1 (37.53 oz.); diameter cm. 12,0 (4.72″), inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″).

The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” are the Ait Ouallal, Ait Ouahlim, Ait Isfoul, Ait Yazza and Ait Ounbgi. They speak Central Atlas Tamazight. The Ait Atta originated as a political entity in the Jbel Saghro region in the 16th century with the founding of their traditional capital Igherm Amazdar.

For similar examples:

  • p. 21 of “A World of Bracelets”, by Anne Van Cutsem;
  • p. 262 of “Africa Adorned”, by Angela Fisher, Collins Harvill;
  • p. 129 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and  Marie-Rose Rabaté, Edisud / Le Fennec.

 

1016

Early to mid 20th century. Silver gr. 1.064,1 (37.53 oz.); diameter cm. 12,0 (4.72″), inner diameter cm. 6,2 (2.44″).

The Ait Atta are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into “five fifths” (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta: these “fifths” are the Ait Ouallal, Ait Ouahlim, Ait Isfoul, Ait Yazza and Ait Ounbgi. They speak Central Atlas Tamazight. The Ait Atta originated as a political entity in the Jbel Saghro region in the 16th century with the founding of their traditional capital Igherm Amazdar.

For similar examples:

  • p. 21 of “A World of Bracelets”, by Anne Van Cutsem;
  • p. 262 of “Africa Adorned”, by Angela Fisher, Collins Harvill;
  • p. 129 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and  Marie-Rose Rabaté, Edisud / Le Fennec.

 

1016

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Weight 1064.1 g