Pair of vintage fibulae made by the Ait Atta tribe, Morocco
These large mid-century traditional fibulae were made by the Ait Atta tribe of Morocco. They used casting and moulding methods to produce these beautiful fibulae which were then patterned further by hand by smiths. They are now hard to find, especially in such good condition.
Mid 20th century
14.5 cm (h) x 7.5 cm (w)
85 g & 89 g
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