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Antique Moroccan Compass Handmade Etched Sahara Desert Stars Large Wall Hanging

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This handmade antique Moroccan compass was once used to cross the Sahara desert. It is made of copper. The rudimentary markings indicate different star constellations. Used by both Berber and Tuareg for desert travel. This unusual compass was located in the southern Moroccan desert town of Zagora and is the only one like it we have ever seen. Weighs 1000g.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Tribal
  • Place of Origin
    Morocco
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 8.67 in. x W 5.91 in. x D 0.79 in.H 22 cm x W 15 cm x D 2 cm
  • Seller Location
    Vineyard Haven, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU4404213963812
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