Tag - Berber - Amazigh

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – Ait Hadiddu Tribe, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 160,0 high x 130,0 width (62.99” x 51.18”). 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 up their unique language...

Old Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal, glass beads. The piece is cm. 91,5 in lenght (36.02"); each fibula is cm. 14,1 x cm. 8,6 (5.55" x 3.39"). Grams 139,2 (4.91 oz). Very good conditions. Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Beautiful pair. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by...

Old Massive Pair Berber Bracelets – Taza, Northern Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Massive silver. gr. 737,9 (26.02 oz.); diameter cm. 8,2 (3.22″), inner diameter cm. 5,7 (2.24″). These bracelets were originally worn by berber women to defend themselves during raids. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in...