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Old Mauritanian Silver 'Tasbih' Necklace

£315.00

An old Saharan ‘Tasbih’ necklace with silver, agate and glass beads of varying sizes, also pieces of real amber and silk tassels. The name ‘Tasbih’ refers to the traditional prayer beads which this necklace resembles in form.

This long and heavy necklace would have been worn by Guedra dancers over the fine blue cloth that covered their shape and would be used not only as decorative adornment but also to hold their veils in place whilst dancing.

An unusual, interesting and collectible piece of ethnic adornment.

Date:

1960s

Material:

Silver (tested), agate, amber, glass & silk

Dimensions:

Circ. 92.0 cm
Tassels: 10 cm

Weight:

204.0 g

Ref:

NEC-838