Amazigh Sold Items

Berber Temporal Parure – Ait Herbil – Western Anti Atlas, South Morocco

Early 20th century - Silver, niello decorations gr 131,5 (4.63 oz); cm. 19,7 high (7.75”)  x cm. 8,7 width (3.42”). These pieces are talismans of fertility and represent the nine moons of human gestation. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history...

Berber Cross – BOGHDAD – South Morocco

Silver (gr. 42,0 - 1.48 oz.). Size: cm. 7,0 x 5,7 (2.76" x 2.24"). Fine work. 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...

Beautiful Moorish Teapot – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Tin gr. 546,5 (23.44 oz.); copper, brass, resin decorations. Cm. 18,4 high (7.24”) x cm. 21,5 width (8.46”). Mauritania takes its name from the ancient Berber kingdom that flourished beginning in the third century BC and later became the Roman province of Mauretania, which flourished into the seventh...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Azawagh, Niger

1970'. Engraved silver sheet on brass, copper, silver studs. Grams. 53,2 (1.88 oz.); cm. 8,0 high x cm. 7,0 width (3.15” x 2.76"). In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”. The word Tcherot is used in Niger, while these talismans are called...

Antique Hide Somali Shield – Gãschãn – East Africa

19th century.  Bleached and incised leather. Diameter cm. 30,5 (12.01″). The hide is incised with geometric patterns. Somali warriors carried an iron spear, a short sword called a belawa, and a shield called a gãschãn. Typical small Somali shields are made from giraffe or oryx and are concealed with concentric circles and...

Old Fine Tuareg Earrings – Niger

1970' - Silver grams 20,8 (0.73 oz); cm. 5,7 high x cm. 4,2 width (2.24" x 1.65"). In these earrings, the sign of the goddess Tanit, very ancient apotropaic symbol against misfortune and the evil eye. For the Carthaginians, Tanit was the goddess of fertility, love and pleasure, associated with...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

1970'. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 61,0 x 61,0  (24.02 x 24.02 Inches). 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