Old Pair Weaving Stretchers – ADDADAT – 19th century – Berber – Morocco
19th century. Wood. Cm. 8,6 and cm. 9,5 high. Beautiful patina.
These weaving stretchers were used to keep the fabric at a constant width during the work.
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.