Large Moroccan Tribal Pendant - Vintage Berber Tribal Belly Dance Pendant - Enamel Niello Berber Pendant

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Item No: JPM0122
Country of Origin: Morocco
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass
Qty in Stock: 1


Large Moroccan Berber / Amazigh pendant with etching, niello and enamel.  

Length: A little over 4 inches including small dangles
Width: 2.5 inches
Embellishments:  Niello design, a bit of etching, red blue yellow green enamal and large red glass jewel
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery white
Finish: Unpolished
Attachment:  Bale at the top

These large Amazigh (Berber) pendants are traditionally worn suspended from a headpiece at the sides of the face, something like large earrings.  Mixed metals are a silvery white color.  About 4 inches long and about 2.5 inches wide.  Lovely and lightweight.  

Berber jewelry is large, showy, colorful and FUN!  It often includes lots of detail like enamel in bright colors, large jewels and coins.  It represents much more than simply adornment.  Each piece can signify fertility, wealth, social status and marital status.  The Berbers or Imazighen (‘Free people’; plural of Amazigh) are the original inhabitants of North Africa. They are an ethnic group of several nations indigenous mostly to North Africa and in some northern parts of Western Africa -  Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, northern Mali, northern Niger, and a small part of western Egypt. They speak a number of related languages and share a common cultural heritage. Most Berbers nowdays live in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.


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