Amazigh Sold Items

Old Berber Woman’s Headscarf – KETFIYA – Gabès Region, Tunisia

1960′-1970′. Wool. Without fringes, approximately cm. 74,0 x 90,0 (29.13” x 35.43”). Tie and dye. Excellent conditions. For similar examples see: – page 139 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow; – page 71 of “African Costumes and Textiles: From the Berbers to the Zulus, by Anne-Marie...

Old Kuba BARKCLOTH – DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approximately cm. 106,0 x 27,5  (41.43 x 10.83 inches). This bark cloth is made by beating a layer just under the bark until it’s not thin and pliableis and is the central area of the long prom dresses for decoration and added prestige. This...

Old Massive Silver Berber Bracelet – AIT JELIDASSEN – North Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver hallmark ram's head. Grams 270,9 (9.46 oz.); diameter cm. 7,7 (3.03″), inner diameter cm. 6,5 (2.56″). 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...