The Curious Beauty of Berber Jewelry

This fantastically educational article by Suzy Menkes ran in The New York Times.

"Eighteen shiny silver coins, 20 turquoise beads and a square of coral — and that is merely for the headdress of a Berber bride.

Worn across the chest of the tribeswoman are silver chains, circlets attached to more chains, chunks of amber inset with egg-shaped silver baubles and glass beads in red, green, yellow and black, colors that symbolize fertility."

Read the full article here. 

 


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