Berber Jewellery, source of inspiration

I'am really interested in berber jewellery, which flourished till the end of the XIXth century, then went down because of the impoverishment of berber people consecuting to the french colonization. From Marocco to algerian Kabylie flourished different options, from heavy, patrimonial wristband or anklebands (khelkhals) to the raffinate Souss pendants, or pectoral sets (here the subtle silver pieces). This jewellery brought orientalist peinters to erotic daydreamings with exotic "courtisanes". Quite far from berber and kabyl women's reality. I think that today this kind of design and civilization could be a real source of inspiration for ethical fashion. I'll try to write something more elaborate later... Thierry

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