Berber coral temple adornment, Morocco 2018-04-17T09:03:44+00:00

Project Description

Berber coral temple adornment, Morocco

One of a pair of temple adornments which hung from cords braided through the hair. From the Draa valley, near Zagora, South East Morocco.

Made of silver, coral, amazonite, amber, shell and glass beads.

Probably re-strung recently, but all beads on this adornments are very old.

Length (without suspension cord): 28 cm

Weight: 147 Grams

References:

“Ethnic jewellery and adornment” Daaler, Truus, Ethnic Art Press, 2009
“A world of earrings”  van Cutsem, Anne, Skira, 2001 Width: 62 mm
“Bijoux du Maroc”  Ramirez, Francis and Rolot, Christian, ACR edition, 2002

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