Early 20th century Berber Coral and Tribal Silver Earrings - Morocco
Early 20th century Berber Coral and Tribal Silver Earrings - Morocco
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Early 20th century Berber Coral and Tribal Silver Earrings - Morocco

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Early 20th century Berber Coral and Tribal Silver Earrings - Morocco
Title:Early 20th century Berber hook style Earring Material: Coral beads and tribal silver People: Berber Country: Morocco Description: The Berber are a non-Arabic people who have been living in North Africa since 3000 BC. They speak their own language, Berber, of which some 300 dialects are known. Although the region, known as the Maghreb, covers more than 1,250 square miles, the jewelry from this region has a unity of style. Silver is a dominant material featured in Berber jewelry as there are a number of silver mines in the area. Silversmiths utilized a number of techniques such as doming, piercing, repousse work, chasing, stamping, filigree, embossing, engraving and enameling. Amber, coral, shell and other natural materials are used in addition to silver. Berber jewelry has multiple important functions as an adornment; it can enhance the beauty of the wearer, act as part of a bride price for marriage, or due to the magic power ascribed to it, the jewelry can provide protection and blessings to the wearer known as 'baraka.' The Mediterranean coral is probably well over 100 years old. Dimensions: 4 1/2" height x 3/4" width
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