Berber Necklace


CRK 1113-1

Moroccan Berber Amber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Marocco

33 beads– 725 gram

Vintage item from the 1950s

Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the husband may choose to sell it to supplement income or to trade for a bigger and heavier necklace.

The Berber tribes consider silver more valuable than gold. Opposite the Arab tribes.

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