Download PDF by Cynthia Becker: Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity

By Cynthia Becker

ISBN-10: 0292712952

ISBN-13: 9780292712959

ISBN-10: 0292795912

ISBN-13: 9780292795914

This ebook offers the function of girls in Berber tradition. It is going into nice intensity about the symbolism present in the humanities of Berber ladies. should you first glimpsed this global in Imazighen, the Vanishing Traditions of Berber ladies, by means of Margaret Courtney-Clarke, the current paintings presents a examine in nice aspect.

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Unlike other Ait Atta, the Ait Khabbash were nomadic year round and herded camels (Joly 1951). The herding of camels (which required large amounts of fodder), coupled with the harsh desert environment of southeastern Morocco, meant that the Ait Khabbash traversed larger expanses of land than most Amazigh nomads or transhumants, searching for food sufficient for their livestock. Ait Khabbash crossed the Sahara, participating in the trans-Saharan caravan trade into western Africa via Tabalbala in Algeria.

Fatima, a friend living in Haselbait, explained: The bu sharwiṭ was made from old clothes, and in the past clothing was not as bright and colorful as it is today. We don’t make these because we believe they bring bad luck to the family. My sister sent me one a couple of years ago, and I asked my mother-in-law if I could keep it. She said it was okay if I did not start making them myself. The reliance of the Ait Khabbash on animal wool to weave bedding and shelter and on animal meat and milk for subsistence meant that during times of drought they necessarily developed a symbiotic relationship with the Arab farmers living in the nearby Tafilalet oasis.

10). 6. An Ait Khabbash woman stands near the textile she wove, 1995. 7. 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.

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