Pretty vintage Moroccan bracelet in an old traditional design.
Width: About 3/4 inch
Inner Circumference: 7 Inches
Inner Diameter: 2.25 Inches
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Closure: Pin and Hinge
Small cuff bracelet from Morocco. Nice small pin and hinge bracelet opens wide to make puttig it on and taking it off easy. Lightweight, it weights about 5 ounces. Wirework detailing, a bitof granulation work and traditional design. 7 inches inner circumference and 2.25 inches inner diameter. Hollow, not heavy. Pin fits tightly, you will need to twist it to insert and remove.
This piece is not excessively old, but is not brand new and has seen a bit of wear. I cannot find a lot of information on this design but see some pointers to Tahala, Morocco near Fez. My feeling about it is that there is a bit of Berber in it, but I will update this information as it becomes available to me.
Northern Africa (The Maghreb), at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, has a long and rich jewelry history with influences from many world cultures.