Amazigh Sold Items

Masai (Maasai) Knife – SEME – Kenya

Old Seme Knife in a red scabbard. Mid 20th century. Steel blade, red hide scabbard. Cm. 51,0 in length (20.08"); the blade is cm. 37,5 in lenght (14.76"). Weight: grams 402,4 (14.19 oz.). The Seme (sime) is the constant sidearm of the Maasai (Masai) man.  It is a light short sword with a double-edged,...

Huge Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mali / Mauritania

20th century. Silver and copper gr. 221,8 (7.82 oz.); cm. 16,7 high x cm. 16,4 width (6.57” x 6.45"). 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 “Taraout” in...

Old Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Early 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 101,5 x cm. 78,5 (39.96" x 30.91"). 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...

Old Fine Berber Kilim – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool; cm. 190,0 x 120,0 (78,80” x 47,24”). These fabrics have been professionally washed; excellent 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...