Amazigh Sold Items

Old Berber Headgear – ADRAR – Ida Ou Nadif – Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wool, henna dye. Without fringes cm. 93,0 high x cm. 91,0 width (36.61” x 35.82”). Excellent conditions. This fabric has been professionally washed. Beautiful women’s foulard from the Ida Ou Nadif tribe. For more information and similar examples: "Splendeurs du Maroc", by Africa Museum Tervuren, page 204; “African...

Vintage Berber Rug – Boujaad- Morocco

1990'. Wool. Approximately cm. 210,0 x 140,0 (6.89 x 4.59 Feet).  This rug has been professionally washed 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...

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

1960'-1970'. Wool. Without fringes, approximately cm. 78,5 x 92,0 (30.91” x 36.22”). 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 Bouttiaux, John...

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,...