Tag - Mauritania

Chaplet – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Without the silk plume, the chaplet is cm 52,0 (16.92") in length; gr. 135,15 (4.77 oz.). Beads: wood finely inlaid with silver, silver, agate, amber, old glass. The chaplet are a nakelace, but also instruments of prayer, similar to the rosary.

Tuareg Chest – Mauritania

Wooden chest, decorated with bronze and iron plaques, fixed by means of copper spherical studs. 20th century – cm. 12,8 high x cm. 14,2 width x cm. 27,0 large (5.03” x 5.59 x 10.62”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and...

Berber Talisman – KITAB – MauritaniaBerber Talisman – KITAB – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Silver; gr. 23,4 (0,82 oz.). Cm. 5,0 high x cm. 4,3 width (1.96” x 1.69"). Excellent work These items often contain prayers and magical formulas written on parchment. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis...

Head Adornments – MauritaniaHead Adornments – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Shells (tafoun), agate and carnelian rings (khourb) on leather. Approx. cm. 64,0 long (25.19 Inches). Before performing the dance of seduction (guedra), mauritanian women wear a parure embellished with different amulets. Very interesting piece from an anthropological point of view. You can see a similar piece on page...