• Amazigh Rare Textiles

    Amazigh also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and culture which are, like their land, both African and Mediterranean. Mid 20th century  wool hanging Matmata Tunisia Red and yellow tie dyed patterns.  The entire fabric was then immersed in an indigo bath giving the overall textile a greenish blue hue Brightly colored yarn in a running stitch depicts Amazigh motifs Stylized plantlike forms serve as fertility symbols In Amazigh culture, women play a central role in creating the aesthetic and symbolic forms…

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