Outstanding Old Large Chaplet – Tasbih – Ebony Beads Silver Inlaid – Mauritania
Ebony, silver inlaid, agate, carnelian, glass and resing beads, cotton. The tasbih is cm 45,0 in length (17.72″); the piece is approx. cm 130,0 in length (51.18″); grams 196,8 (77.48 oz.). Beads diameter approx cm. 1,0.
The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it’s also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary.
Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time after the end of the Roman Empire.
Many Berbers call themselves some variant of the word imazighen (singular: Amazigh), possibly meaning “free people” or “free and noble men”. Today, most Berber-speaking people live in Morocco and Algeria.
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