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I tried to find these in Morocco, but was told they did not exist, saw the pics today whilst researching the bellas, so shall continue to search!
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Thanks Hillary. Yes, very interesting.
Chantal, there is a wonderful Islamic clothing website, Shukr, that has a good explanation of the sandal motif.
..and there are some wonderful pics of these in Jean Burner's great book, bijoux Touaregs, p.134-135.
There are also explanations about the two possible origins of this motif, one Islamic and one pre-Islamic.
@Hillary, no it wasnt you, it was Fakrun (ROger) from Spain and ever since I keep looking at his lovely beads in the hope that he will come up with another one....
The Prophet'sandal is a Sufi symbol worn by them in amulets but it is held in suspicion by "orthodox" Sunni Islam (Hence, maybe the problems that Sarah had, finding one...)..However as Ait pointed out it seems to have spread wider than Sufi circles...Tuaregs and others..
@Ait, I had seen this (for a long time) but its "new" and I want an ethnographic piece, something made for/ and worn by the Tuaregs, not something just made for me (and the metal doesnt matter, if worn by a Tuareg it may be more likely to be aluminium.). Anyway thanks for mentioning this one.
here ebay one for sale item number :160944346681 the front is silver and i find the price ok
Whoops, that should read "sandal", not scandal!
The scandal has Islamic connotations.
Chantal, Do you happen to remember if it was us who had it? I can't remember for sure, but I vaguely recall having one in our stock some years ago. If you do happen to remember, I can look for the photo.
the sandaale has a high consideration in the tuareg culture. we find it in jewelry, wood,leather and textil work
splendid fotos and the link items
So happy I was able to get the image at last--this is a great motif -- gives me something to look for.
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