Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin - Moroccophile Souk

Moroccan Mixed Bead Copal Amber Assemblage Necklace with Empire Cherifien Coin

Regular price $ 225.00

Souk Find Details:

  • Measures 27 inches in length (end to end with room for adjustment)
  • Weight is 208gm
  • Shorter length is a casual everyday style traditionally worn while doing errands and work around the home
  • Maroc Empire Cherifien 10 Franc 1366 coin (1947 CE) minted in Paris 
  • Bead materials include various-sized butter yellow copal (young) amber and bue-green amazonite beads accompanied by miscellaneous decorative materials
  • Closure includes cactus silk braid with loop and pull bead
  • Copal amber and amber are highly valued and believed to embody protective and healing properties, as well as the ability to attract sunlight
  • Amazonite is believed to enhance the ability to communicate truth
  • Berbers believe silver is linked with honesty and purity

Berber Oasis Region Vintage Assemblage Necklace

Elevate your eclectic style sensibility by adding this mixed bead and decorative material assemblage statement necklace in a traditional everyday length designed by Imazighen (Berber) of Morocco to your personal collection.
Created by accumulating various sized butter yellow copal (young) amber and blue-green amazonite beads along with additional decorative materials, the highly valued copal amber beads are chosen to demonstrate affluence and social status, as well as for their protective and medicinal properties.
Assemblage necklaces play many roles, including as a method of portable wealth. Easily disassembled, the elements of the design, which are often accumulated over time, can be used for payment as needed by the family or as a form of dowry.
A rural style necklace like this one is a hallmark of tribes located in the southern oasis regions as is demonstrated by the combination and variety of materials, beads and silver coin pendant. The shorter length is a casual everyday style typically worn while doing errands and work around the home.