03 March 2016

Jewelry and other trimmings from Maghreb

The exhibition “Des trésors à porter” (Treasures to Wear) presents for the first time a collection put together over thirty years by a couple of neophytes. Fibulas, scented hair jewelry and bracelets reflect the type, variety and wealth of know-how from over the centuries in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

At the musée de l’Institut du monde arabe, Paris until August 28th.

  • Great ibzimen triangular fibulas - Enamelled silver and coral - Great Kabylia, Algeria - Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier

  • Great tabzimt circular fibula - Enamelled silver and coral - Great Kabylia, Algeria - Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier

  • Pair of rose-shaped fibulas bound to an ovoid enamelled pendant (taguemmout) by chains - Chiseled and enamelled silver, glass beads - Tiznit, Morocco, 20th century - Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier

  • Khamsat ("hands") engraved with foliage and geometrical patterns - Chiseled silver - Morocco - Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier

  • Tlila Necklace with baroque pearls and figured pendants made of golden silver - Golden silver and pearls - Moknine, Tunisia, 20th century - Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier

  • Pair of fibulas (khella) decorated with foliage and a khamsa - Cast and chiseled gold - Moknine, Tunisia, 20th century - Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier

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