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"Foun Zguid Talisman | Tuareg tooled leather with shell coins & beads. These usually come in pairs and would be used as braid finials hanging high on both shoulders (Harratine hair is not very long), or at least as loose temporals. More recently these types of pendants are used in modern Moroccan jewellery as a central element of necklaces."

Tuareg tooled leather with shell coins & beads

Shell Necklace

Shell Necklace

Amulets and Coin Necklace.  From somewhere in the Levant, suggested as Iraqi Kurdistan.

Amulets and Coin Necklace. From somewhere in the Levant, suggested as Iraqi Kurdistan.

Africa | A rare Ait Ouarzguit pendant set with a piece of antique Indian Agate (circa 1880) with beautiful Branch Coral, fossil Amber, Maure Shells and silver coins on black silk.  The piece has been restored. | Sold

Berber necklace from Morocco

Morocco | Old temple or braid ornaments from the Haratine people of the Akka region, in the south | Leather, silver, shell, glass beads, coral and amber | Early to mid 1900s | Sold

Morocco | Old temple or braid ornaments from the Haratine people of the Akka region, in the south | Leather, silver, shell, glass beads, coral and amber | Early to mid 1900s | Sold

Africa | Antique silver coins, coral, glass and brass Tuareg or Moor head ornament, from South Morocco or Mauritania. Circular samples complete and decorated with old coral beads.  The center is made up with good alloy of silver. Not in Ghysel's collection ( she present only a rectangular one :  " A World of Head Ornaments ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30 ). The silver coins are Islamic and dated early 19th century. | 240$

Africa | Antique silver coins, coral, glass and brass Tuareg or Moor head ornament, from South Morocco or Mauritania. Circular samples complete and decorated with old coral beads. The center is made up with good alloy of silver. Not in Ghysel's collection ( she present only a rectangular one : " A World of Head Ornaments ", by Anne van Cutsem, p. 30 ). The silver coins are Islamic and dated early 19th century. | 240$

High Atlas Tasfift Headdress with coins and tube beads on a fabric and vinyl band. | Taddert,  Morocco | c. 1950

High Atlas Tasfift Headdress with coins and tube beads on a fabric and vinyl band.

BERBER HEAD ORNAMENT    A pair of Berber amulets, worn as a woman’s head ornament     Silver, coral, turquoise, amber, carnelian and assorted glass beads, length 29cm   Morocco, 19th century

pr of Berber amulets -- worn as a woman’s head ornament. Silver, coral, turquoise, amber, carnelian and assorted glass beads

Morocco | Pair of earrings; silver with enamel and each with 3 coins, one of which is dated 1320H (1902) | 450€ ~ sold (June '10)

Morocco | Pair of earrings; silver with enamel and each with 3 coins, one of which is dated 1320H (1902) | 450€ ~ sold (June '10)

Collar marroquí bereber con esmalte Eggbead resina monedas

Moroccan Berber Necklace with Enamel Eggbead, Resin, Silver Beads and Old Coins Total Length woollen Cord necklace: 93 cm Eggbead Enamel Pendant

Africa | Temporal pendant; coral, amber, amazonite and shells.  Morocco | ©Linda Pastorino ~ Sold

Africa | Temporal pendant; coral, amber, amazonite and shells. Morocco | ©Linda Pastorino ~ Sold

Africa | Amulet necklace from the Oromo people of Ethiopia | Contained within the leather amulet is usually a prayer.  It is stitched into the amulet and is worn as protection and to bring good luck

Old Ethiopian kitab leather amulet necklace prayer roll

Africa | Amulet necklace from the Oromo people of Ethiopia | Contained within the leather amulet is usually a prayer. It is stitched into the amulet and is worn as protection and to bring good luck

Akusan (woman's belt)  Bontoc, Philippines   Conus shells, coiled brass, woven cotton fabric, human bone  35" (89 cm) long, as tied, largest conus shell is 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) long  Early 20th century

Akusan (woman's belt) from Bontoc, Philippines. Conus shells, coiled brass, woven cotton fabric, and human bone.

Two Amulet Boxes, Gau, Tibet, 20th century

Two Amulet Boxes, Gau, Tibet, century

Yemen | A Maria Thersa Thaler, silber and coral pendant from the 18th century | These Thalers would have come to Yemen via the coffee route to Moka. |  © Fundación Carlos Ballesta López

Yemen | A Maria Thersa Thaler, silber and coral pendant from the 18th century | These Thalers would have come to Yemen via the coffee route to Moka. | © Fundación Carlos Ballesta López

Old coins, amber, amazonite , coral, shell, glasspasta,... Morocco  Description    This necklace from the Draa valley(south Morocco) is typical with their asymetric motives and the very rich and various materials used to mount it.These kind of pieces are ancient ( more or less 100 years old) ; nowadays the materials are not  used anymore because they are too much expensive...  Weight:404,2 gr  Lenght:21,25inch

antique tribal necklace from Draa valley south Morocco

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