• 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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