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.