Rare pair of silver and enamel cuff bracelets from Tata, Morocco
A stunning pair of silver and enamel cuff bracelets from Tata, Morocco. They are believed to have been crafted in the 1970s by a master (maalem) silversmith named Mohammed Habib whose unique quality work is highly sought after, especially since he has now passed away and this style of bracelet is no longer produced. The incised patterns are predominantly floral. The five raised elements are thought to be a stylised representation of the khamsa or Hand of Fatima, which is believed to bring blessings to the wearer. To find two of these bracelets in such good vintage condition is very unusual. They have enough flexibility to allow for putting on a small to medium wrist size. Unique, wearable and very stylish.
Silver and black enamel
7.0 cm (inner dia.) x 3.0 cm (opening) x 8.5 cm (band width at widest point)