An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment
Usually I don't use the word "Berber" because I think it is over-applied to Tunisian jewelry. However, I use the term for this ornament without hesitation. This ornament appears on necklaces, pectoral chains, and most impressively on a type of temporal ornament called "tmayem." The tmayem temporals typically include 4 or 5 of these attached to leather straps with beads and coral on either side of the head. These ring ornaments are typically found in the rural southern areas of Tunisia.
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