Berber Southern Cross Pendant Necklace - Tribal Belly Dance Necklace - Berber Amazigh Moroccan Necklace

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Item No: JNM0163
Country of Origin: Morocco
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass, Stone
Qty in Stock: 1


Tiny Berber southern cross necklace from Morocco

Total Necklace Length:  18.5 inches
Materials:  mixed metals, glass, metal and polished stone beads.  
Pendant Size: 7/8 of an inch long and 7/8 of an inch wide
Pendant Metal Color/Finish:  Slightly brassy, unpolished
Bead Color:  Black glass beads, metal beads and moss green stone beads
Closure:  Hook and ring

Adorable tiny southern cross pendant on beaded necklace.  Pendant has traditional twisted wirework detailing.  18.5 inches long from hook to ring.  Probably not an old piece, but a nice smaller piece to wear everyday or layer with other tribal necklaces.  Part of a series of smaller necklaces by customer request!

Berber, or Imazighen (‘Free people’; plural of Amazigh) women are the carriers of the cultural & ethnic identity through their art forms – jewelry, carpet & fabric weaving, fashion, and embroidery.  Necklaces, headdresses and bracelets using silver, coral, amber, beads and other elements, and even the colors and designs all have meaning.  Tattooing was once widely practiced among women.  In the recent past, when a girl reached puberty, sometime between the ages of eleven and fourteen, her mother, aunts, or family friends would tattoo her face and wrists. Tattooing was a rite of passage, marking a girl‘s transition into womanhood. Usually small groups of girls were tattooed at the same time, making it a very social activity, shared and passed on among women. (Today tattooing is a violation of Islamic law so is no longer practiced.)


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