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Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR CongoMbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 74 x 37 (29.1 x 14.5 Inches). This barkcloth was originally used as loincloth for ceremonies and dances. Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They are hunter-gatherers that live...

Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – MoroccoBerber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Morocco

Silver gilt gr. 31,2 (1.10 oz). Each fibula measures cm. 11,6 (4.56”) high x cm. 5,8 (2.28”) width. Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Their weight, size and the fineness of the workmanship indicate the social status of the woman who wears them....

Berber Bracelet – SHAMS U KMAR – Fez, MoroccoBerber Bracelet – SHAMS U KMAR – Fez, Morocco

19th century. Solid silver. Gr. 206,0 (7.26 oz). Outside diameter: cm. 7,6 (2.99 Inches); internal diameter cm. 6,8 (2.67 Inches). The bracelet is cm. 2,5 width (0.98 Inches). This is a Shams u Kmar from Fez characterized by alternating bands symbolizing the sun and the moon. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group...

Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – NigerWoven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Niger

Approx. cm. 40,0 width x cm. 94,0 long (15.7 x 37.0 Inches) 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...