The Moroccan silver fibula is from the 1900s, and iscompletely handmade, with a hand-engraved carefully cut silver metal shape representing an eye (to protect from evil eye). Attached to the eye by a hoop is a hollow teardrop shape with a matching dark red cabochonin the middle, from which long chains with glass and resin beads and hammered metal rounds descend, making a lovely tinkling sound with every movement. Thisunique Moroccan Fibula comes from a family in Mohamed's hometown of Amazraou. The style is specific to the Drawi tribes from this region of Morocco.
Fibulae are brooches used to attach the headscarf to clothing. In Berber (Amazigh) culture, the indigenous culture of Morocco, the larger and more valuable the brooch, the higher the standing of the woman in the tribe.
20cm long (7.8in) 3cm wide (1.2in)
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Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.