Moroccan Tagmoute Berber enameled eggs with African Amber Handmade New necklace. Moroccan Tagmoute Berber enameled eggs with large African Amber beads handmade chunky nomad necklace. Beautiful big and chunky handmade vintage beaded Moroccan Tagmoute enameled vintage eggs Measuring approximately 1.5 inches in length by 1.5 inches in height. 2 Enameled eggs with green, blue and orange enamel details.
African resin copal yellow Amber beads in different colors and shapes and measuring approximately from 14mm up to 38mm. These beads are separated by round camel beads measuring approximately 22mm.Total length of this necklace is 20 inches. Large silver lobster clasp closure. Tagmoute egg is a classic silver enamelled egg bead. These beads were used in necklaces and fibula chains by Berber ladies, the egg of course symbolises fertility and new birth. The yellow and green enamel is made from venetian glass trade beads and is characteristically somewhat rough in execution. An old Berber silver metal and enamel egg bead (Tagmoute) sourced in Ida ou Semlal in the Western Anti Atlas in Southern Morocco. Among the Berber the egg is a symbol of fertility, as life comes from it. Hand made in the first half of the 20th century, with enameling in blue, yellow and red. This would typically be worn at the center of linked fibulae or on necklaces.
The repeated eye design is believed to be a strong protective element for the wearer. This is a Moroccan Taguemout enamel egg from Taroudant in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. These traditional enameled silver egg shaped beads are worn by women in Southern Morocco symbolizing fertility.
As you might imagine they are difficult to make, what a laborious process with each strip of silver alloy applied separately, then the enamel worked in. Hours and hours and hours of back breaking work. Copal Amber beads are not the same as amber beads. Copal is also a tree resin, but it has not completed the fossilization process, and it is softer and tends to be more opaque.
Some of the beads That were used back then are no longer on the market today, nor is the quality the same. These copal beads are very unique and I was only able to obtain a limited quantity to incorporate in my designs. Copal amber unites the energizing force of the sun with the grounding, transmutive properties of earth. A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Copal draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Copal aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing.
Copal amber also aids in the manifestation of ideas to reality. The life force trapped within Copal promotes fertility, and its protective and environmental clearing properties make it a good stone to use to prepare a healing or birthing room. The item "Moroccan Tagmoute Berber enameled eggs with African Amber Handmade New necklace" is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\African\Other African Jewelry". The seller is "mimi033" and is located in Malden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.