Rare tribal headpiece from Ait Baamrane, Morocco
A rare antique Berber headpiece worn by the Ait Baamrane tribe from the western Anti Atlas region of Morocco. The braided headband with leather backing is adorned with five hollow silver horns separated by strands of coral, shells and glass beads. It has fifteen coin dangles dated 1299-1311 Hijri years, approximately 1881-1893 in the Gregorian calendar. The remainder of the braided band is further adorned with fringing and coloured wool for decoration. A fabulous museum piece.
Silver, coral, glass beads, & old coins
Overall length 145.0 cm.
Cone height 3.7 cm
Band width 3.4 cm
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