A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER AND MINERAL STONE INLAY FIBULA'S, MOROCCO AND ALGIERS, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER AND MINERAL STONE INLAY FIBULA'S, MOROCCO AND ALGIERS, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER AND MINERAL STONE INLAY FIBULA'S, MOROCCO AND ALGIERS, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Reference: ART300191

Cast and engraved with floral designs and a long needle with movable ring which helps secure the fibula to the textile, with stone inlay.

Fibulae were commonly worn by women as an everyday adornment whilst going about daily work as well as on special occasions. It is essentially a cloak fastener, comprising an ornate metal triangular, round or oval shape with detailed etchings in filigree or enamel, and a pin which serves to fasten two layers of material together. They were usually worn as a pair. These type of Fibulae are worn by Berbers, the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. Weight: 640 gr.