Vintage Moroccan Drawi Silver Fibula Brooch with Red Cabochons
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. The Moroccan silver fibula is from the 1900s, and iscompletely handmade, with a carefully cut silver metal shape decorated with braided silver rope designs and a large red cabochon in the center under the pin. Attached to this by a hoop is a hollow teardrop shape with a matching 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.
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.
26cm long (10.2in) 4cm wide (1.6in)
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Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.