Boghdad Morrocan southern Berber cross pendant & Red bamboo sea coral handmade African Tuareg tribal ethnic vintage necklace. Georgeous unique handmade Moroccan African berber necklace measures 24 in length.Boghdad Moroccan southern Berber cross pendant measures 2.25 in height by 2 in width. Moroccan Silver tagmoute enamel beads spacers measure 12mm. Beautiful bright red bamboo sea coral barrel beads are approximately 10mm by 18mm. Round red coral beads vary in size. Authentic vintage Moroccan made southern Boghdad cross has a red Venetian glass bead accent in the center. Morrocan Boghdad berber Tuareg Crosses.
They derived from the Egyptian Ankh symbol from which would be derived the carteginese symbol of the Goddess Tanit and, finally, the Tuareg Crosses. They are a sex symbol: especially in Agades , Zinder and In Gall crosses is evident the presence of two elements, which can be linked to a stylized depiction of the two sex symbols: the tip, male symbol, and the ring, the symbol of women. They are said to protect from the evil eye: in the form of several types of crosses and in the decoration of almost all types appears the presence of triangular elements that constitute the representation more stylized of apotropaic eye.
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. 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. Coral has been called the'garden of the sea'.
It was once believed to be a plant, but is now known to actually contain living animals called polyps. Coral is the result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps. Red is considered the most sought after color but coral also can be found in pink, white, yellow and black. Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace.
Dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness. Ancients believed that Mars was composed of red coral. Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart.
It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition. Locations where coral can be found include the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Australia, the South Pacific, the waters of Japan, and Africa. 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. Tagmoute egg is a classic silver enamelled egg bead.
These beads were used in necklaces and fibula chains by Berber ladies, the egg of course symbolises fertility and new birth. The yellow and green enamel is made from venetian glass trade beads and is characteristically somewhat rough in execution. An old Berber silver metal and enamel egg bead (Tagmoute) sourced in Ida ou Semlal in the Western Anti Atlas in Southern Morocco. Among the Berber the egg is a symbol of fertility, as life comes from it. Hand made in the first half of the 20th century, with enameling in blue, yellow and red.This would typically be worn at the center of linked fibulae or on necklaces. The repeated eye design is believed to be a strong protective element for the wearer. The item "Red coral Boghdad Morrocan southern Berber cross & African Bead Tuareg necklace" is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\African". The seller is "mimi033" and is located in Malden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.