Berber Memories - Women and Jewelry in Morocco

Berber Memories - Women and Jewelry in Morocco
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Article code10554
Berber Memories - Women and Jewelry in Morocco
595 pages
Color and some b&w photos
Hard cover
33 x 26 cm
4,776 kg

This book treats in three parts the entire Gillion Crowet Collection, which with its approximately three hundred pieces forms a reference collection in the field of the parures of Moroccan Berber women. The collection, which focuses on production in silver from the countryside, offers a wide panorama of the creative centers, based on pieces of exceptional quality that we do not find in any other public collection today. The first part explores the historical continuity of Berber culture from the Neolithic age and examines the - still topical - issue of a Saharan culture forced to settle elsewhere due to desertification. In response to this historical approach, the second part highlights the close bond that makes the parures the "screen image" of the Berber woman. The third part explores the places where the parures were produced. The jewels are reduced to a topography of the creation that runs from North to South and from East to West, with a fundamental anchorage in the southeast of Morocco.