Project Description

Ida ou Semla amulets necklace, Morocco

A set of nine old silver amulets from Morocco, newly re-strung in this necklace. From Ida au Semlal. The front side is made of high-grade silver, etched and enamel. The back is made of brass.

The amulets are probably from early XIXth century or even earlier, the string is new.

The lenght of the necklace from button to button is 45 cm (17,8 in).

Each amulet is 30 x 30 mm (1,18 x 1, 18 in).


“Jewelry from the Orient (Bir Collection)”, Seiwert, Wolf Dieter, Arnoldsche, 2009
“Colliers ethniques d’Afrique d’Asie, d’Océanie et d’Amérique”, Leurquin, Anne, Skira, 2003
“Splendeurs du Marroc”, Editions plume, 1998

“Bijoux du Marroc. Du Haut Atlas à la Vallée du Draa”, Rabaté, Marie-Rose et Jacques, Edisuc/Le Fennec, 1996