Vintage headdress from Kabylie – rare
An absolutely stunning headdress made by the Beni Yenni tribe of Kabylie, Northern Algeria. It comprises three main panels featuring cloisonné enamelling in traditional blue, green and yellow colours and decorative coral cabochons. Connecting these together are three ‘flower’ shaped elements with similar decoration. This is a highly ornate piece, complete with dangles that echo the enamelling and cabochons. A rare collector’s item in excellent condition.
First half 20th century
Silver, enamel & coral cabochons
5.0 cm (h) x 35.0 cm (w) exc. dangles
Longest dangle 4.2 cm