Authentic antique Berber fibula made into a pendant on this lovely torc necklace. Fibulae (tizerzai in Tamazight; tabzimt in Arabic) are traditional silver Berber brooches, usually attached together by a chain, which come in pairs and are worn by women to fasten items of clothing together as well as being very decorative items. Women from different regions show their identity by wearing distinctive shaped fibulae, often very ornate. They symbolise feminine fertility. This was purchased from Fez 50 years ago and given to me as a gift. about 16.5" in diameter.
All of the metal is sterling silver. I do not know about the amber> I have not tested it because I dont want to mar it. I'm selling it as though it is the old bakelite amber, which I believe it is.
This is a gorgeous handwoven huipil from the Costa Chica of Oaxaca. The huipil is woven of hand spun cotton and the weave is a of traditional design. The the brown is the natural color of the coyuchi cotton. Huipiles from this region are difficult to come by and this is a fabulous example.
This was purchased from the artisan at asking price.
This one has these measurements: Chest 28" Length 31"
For more great huipils and tops from around the world check out the tops section of our shop!
Wonderful hand-embroidered dress from the Balochi people of Afghanistan. The cut is perfect and the embroidery is fabulous. The ultimate boho dress!
41" long and 17" wide across the chest under the armpits. The material is a nice quality chiffon.
Most of these dresses come well loved. It is not uncommon for them to have small burn holes from cooking fire embers or loose embroidery threads. Please expect that. It is part of what makes them wonderful and the price is adjusted to account for overall condition.