Morrocan Berber Khamsa hand of Fatima & Rare Orange coral Vintage Boho Necklace. Morrocan Berber Tuareg Tribal Ethnic handmade necklace with genuine rare old Orange Coral beads and 5 Silver carved khamsa hamza hand of Fatima Berber Charms Necklace. Beautiful and unique genuine orange coral beads gemstone that measure approximately 12mm x 14mm.
A handmade Morrocan Ethnic necklace with 5 shiny silver Morrocan tribal Berber khamsa charms with hand carved details. Center khamsa hand of Fatima pendant measures approximately 1 3/4 in height with bail and 1 1/4 in width.The other 4 surrounding khamsas measure approximately 1.25 in height by 1 in width. The total length of this piece is 21. This unique piece has an antiqued look Tibetan silver hook closure clasp. The Berbers or Imazighen (Free people; plural of Amazigh) are the original inhabitants of North Africa.
They speak a number of related languages and share a common cultural heritage. Most Berbers nowadays live in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. In Berber culture, jewelry has a symbolic and mythical meaning besides their practical and ornamental function, as they are used as charms and talismans to protect against evil spirits and influences.
In addition, acquiring jewelry has an economic meaning. An Amazigh womans jewelry is her private property. Smart commercial use makes women apt family bankers. The Khamsa, Hamsa or Hand Of Fatima is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God.
In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The Khamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh, hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa and hand of Fatima. Special Corals are well known for their red, pink or orange skeletons that have been used since antiquity for ornament, medicine, talismans and currency. The skeletons of some coral species are so hard that they can be beautifully polished for use in sculptures and jewelry.
Berbers call themselves some variant of the word i-Mazigh-en (singular: a-Mazigh), possibly meaning "free people" or "noble men". The name probably had its ancient parallel in the Roman and Greek names for Berbers, Mazices. The berber language (Tamazight) is one of the oldest languages of humanity. Nowadays, it is spoken by the people of North Africa , Egyptian oasis of Siwa and the Touaregs in the Sahara (desert). From Central Atlas Tamazight (amazi).Many Berbers call themselves some variant of the word Imazighen(singular: Amazigh), possibly meaning "free people" or "free and noble men". The word has probably an ancient parallel in the Roman name for some of the Berber, "Mazices". The name Berber comes from the name given to this people by the Romans, meaning barbarians. The history of the Berber people in northern Africa is both extensive and diverse. Their oldest ancestors settled in the East of Egypt. The item "Morrocan Berber Khamsa hand of Fatima & Rare Orange coral Vintage Boho Necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "mimi033" and is located in Malden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.