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Aadya Bazaar

Berber Fibula Necklace. Shawl Pin. Silver. Torc

$0.00 $128.00

Aadya Bazaar

Berber Fibula Necklace. Shawl Pin. Silver. Torc

$0.00 $128.00

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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.