ethnic jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Berber necklaces original stringing

These necklaces collected in the Anti Atlas region of Morocco are the kinds of necklaces worn by rural ladies, their humble stringing on bits of string show they are not put together by a dealer. They have their own beautiful balance and delicacy. Coins, coral and plastic beads are combined and restrung over the course of a womans life.

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Comment by Cordelia Donohoe on March 20, 2017 at 21:39
Hi Patty, I obtained these from a dealer in Ouarza, not the main one but one of the smaller dealers in those shops in the same arcade. He had a small cache of old things.
Comment by Patricia Deany on March 20, 2017 at 20:41

Cordelia, did you obtain these from one dealer in one place, or from several dealers?

Comment by Thelma on March 7, 2017 at 16:15

Love these simple necklaces, Cordelia. You don't have to wait for a special occasion to wear them! They can become your friends.

Comment by Toya on March 5, 2017 at 18:07

Lovely examples of simple rural necklaces. This type is one of my favorites.

Comment by Leonor Arnó on March 5, 2017 at 6:39

I love these humble examples of ethnic adornments. A few years ago I bought some similar necklace in Algeria, and I treasure one of them and use it very often

Comment by Peter Hoesli on March 4, 2017 at 11:29

They are so simple beautiful - congratulations Cordelia! Peter


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