Tag - Amazigh

Old Fine Berber Ring – Essaouira, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver. Cm. 2,2 high (0.87") ; cm. 2,0 width (0.79”); the dove si cm. 3,0 high (118"). Inner diameter cm. 1,8 (0.71”); US size 8.00. Grams 5,9 (0.21 oz). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the...

Berber Tribes – Ait Atta

The Ait Atta (Tamazight language: ⴰⵢⵜ ⵄⴻⵟⵟⴰ) are a large Berber tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco. They are divided into "five fifths" (khams khmas), all said to descend from the forty sons of their common ancestor Dadda Atta ("Aït" has the meaning of "people of" in the Tamazight...

Old Pair Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Tribal metal, glass, paint. The piece is cm 88,0 in lenght (34.65"); each fibulae is cm 15,0 x cm. 4,5 (5.91" x 1.77"). Gr. 187,8 (6.62 oz.). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: pages 251-252 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren pages 28-29 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques...

Amazigh – Berber

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 and culture which are, like their land, both African and...

Old Chaplet – Tasbih – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wood. Cm 38,5 in length (15.6″) ; gr. 71,8 (2.53 oz.). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it’s also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic...