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By Cynthia Becker

This e-book provides the position of girls in Berber tradition. It is going into nice intensity in regards to the symbolism present in the humanities of Berber ladies. when you first glimpsed this global in Imazighen, the Vanishing Traditions of Berber ladies, by means of Margaret Courtney-Clarke, the current paintings offers a research in nice aspect.

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Interior of an Ait Khabbash home at Khamlia, 2002. Photo by Addi Ouadderrou. 8. An Ait Khabbash woman weaves a knotted carpet from synthetic fibers, 2000. 9. This photo from the 1950s shows an Ait Atta woman wearing the headdress and large silver bracelets once commonly worn by Ait Khabbash women on a daily basis. Photo by Mireille Morin-Barde, 1950–1952 © Édisud. triangle motif also embroidered on Ait Khabbash women’s head coverings (Fig. 11). 13. These various geometric motifs are given different names in the literature on Amazigh art.

Photo courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, 1930–1959. Smithsonian Institution/04072800. 3 Even with such help, the preparation of wool for the loom is a time-consuming process. First the women must card the warp threads using long-toothed combs, and a small drop spindle called a tizdit creates fine, strongly twisted threads that are wound into a ball for later use (Fig. 3). To create the more loosely twisted weft threads, they use short-toothed brushes and large leg-twirled spindles called izdi.

My mother-in-law, for instance, shared with me a story about the birth of her eldest son: When Brahim was born, I was home alone with the new baby and my two small daughters, who were sleeping. I heard something like people talking. They did not see me, but 48 amazigh art s in moro c c o I heard one woman ask the other if they should steal my baby. ’’ When I asked her who these women were, she replied: They were jnoun. This is why a woman who gives birth should not be left alone as my husband left me.

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