Tag - Berber - Amazigh

Outstanding Old Large Berber Earrings – Ouarzazate Region, Morocco

End 19th century or early 20th century. Silver, glass, traces of paint; gr 35,2 (1.03 oz); cm. 11,5 high (4.13”). Excellent conditins. 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...

Old Tuareg Hammer – Niger

Mid 20th century. Brass, copper, silver gr. 807,9 (28.5 oz.). Cm. 26,0 high x cm. 14,5 width (10.24” x 5.71”). Authentic old Tuareg hammer, decorated with traditional geometric designs. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and...

Old Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Siver. Each fibulae is cm 19,5 x cm. 11,0 (7.67" x 4.33"). Gr. 178,4 (6.29 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...

Large Berber Women Blanket – Hanbel Zanafi – Ait Ouaouzguite Tribe – Anti-Atlas mountain, Siroua, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 360,0 x 125,0 (11.81 x 4.10 Feet). The blanket has been professionally washed. Perfect conditions. Berber - Amazigh 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...