Amazigh Sold Items

Old Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Siver. Each fibulae is cm 19,5 x cm. 11,0 (7.67" x 4.33"). Gr. 178,4 (6.29 oz.). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: pages 251-252 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren pages 28-29 of “Bijoux du...

Old Large Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Mauritania

Approx. cm. 110,0 x 140,0 (43.31” x 55.12”). Authentic old straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1970'. Approximately cm. 62,0 x cm. 65,0 (24.41" x 25.59"). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging to the same family. Each piece must be soaked,beaten, and then worked and scraped by hand, so as to assume its typical characteristics of fine silk-like. 319