Amazigh Sold Items

Kuba Bag – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers, seeds, shells. Approx. cm. 30,0 width x cm. 14,0 high(11.81” x 5.51"). Very good conditions. The Kuba are known for their raffia embroidered textiles, fiber and beaded hats, bags, carved palm wine cups and cosmetic boxes. The Kuba people, also called Bakuba, is a cluster of about...

Berber Embroidered Headgear – South Morocco

Cotton. Approximately cm. 175,0 high x 112,0 width (68,9” x 44.09”). Good conditions. 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...

Hand of Fatima n. 37 – Draa Valley, Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver gr. 7,0 (0.25 oz); Cm. 8,8 high (3.46”) x cm. 4,9 width (1.81”). Excellent work. The KHAMSA hand (Arabic) or HAMESH hand (Hebrew) is and old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. An alternative Islamic name for this amulet is Hand of Fatima,...

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass, copper and silver decorations) is cm. 14,0 long x cm 6,0 width (5.51" x 2.36"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,1 long (5.55"); gr. 301,3 (10.62 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They...

Old Berber Box Amulet – Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, traces of gilding grams 57,4 (2.02 oz.). The necklace is cm. 50 long (19.69"). The box amulet is cm. 7,0 high x cm. 5,4 width (2.76" x 2.13"). Zār Amulet or commonly known as Zar, is a special genre in Egyptian jewellery which consists of purpose-made magical jewellery, to be used...

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

Old Tuareg Lock – Mali/Niger

The lock (iron, brass and copper decorations) is cm. 14,2 long x cm 5,0 width (5.59" x 1.96"). The key (brass sheet on iron) is cm. 14,7 long (5.78"); gr. 278,5 (9.82 oz). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are...