Old Fine Berber Sash - HIZAM - Ait Ouaouzguite, Morocco
Early to mid 20th century. Wool.
Exquisite composition of 13 broad and 14 narrow bands interspersed with a deep blue ground.
Superb selvedge stitches in rust, yellow and olive green.
Approximately 180 x 14 cm
You can see a similar piece on page 112 of "African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent", by John Gillow.
Has a slit tear and weakening along the length from folding and also some holes.
Priced to sell as is.
The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.
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