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1960s Amber Copal Moroccan Statement Necklace, Large Silver Enamel Egg Bead

$1,080Asking Price

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Fantastic vintage amber copal statement necklace from Morocco. Made in the southern desert town of Zagora, this necklace has very Fine examples of aged copal resin and delicate metalwork. The main pendant is a fantastic handmade silver melange and enamel Tagemout egg bead. Tagemout are fertility symbols and also provided women with economic security, as they could be sold in times of need. The artisan solders filigree wire onto the surface to create linear year and circular patterns, then fills the patterns with enamel from melted glass beads. Cord is made of camel hair and mixed fabrics. This item is about 50 years old and comes directly from the Moroccan family who made it. Berber wear these stunning necklaces at weddings and feasts. Very eye-catching and unique. Outstanding for display or for wearing. Additional photos or information available on request. Length of beaded area: 55cm. Large Taguemout egg measures 8cm wide, 4cm long Largest copal bead measures 5cm long Total weight: 10kg (very heavy!).

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Width: 3.15 in. (8 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
  • Style
    Tribal (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Beads,Enamel,Silver,Beaded,Cloissoné,Metalwork,
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Vineyard Haven, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4404214054332

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