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Amazigh Wooden Wedding Contract

Amazigh Wooden Wedding Contract

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Amazigh people, early to mid 20th century, Anti-Atlas Region, Morocco

Lovely wooden Arabic wedding contract from Amazigh tribes of Anti-Atlas region, Morocco. As there was no paper available, these legal documents were noted on wooden panels. The contracts was legalized by the authorities with a stamp in red ink. The fantastic, aged document is meticulously inscribed on a rare Argan wood plate in Arabic with dark brown henna ink. The Amazigh (plural Imazighen, "noble and free people") any of the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. They are also known as Berbers, deriving from Greek for ‘foreigner, non-Greek speaking, "barbaric", though this term - used widely by invading forces and colonial authorities, is largely rejected by Amazigh themselves due to its negative connotations. 

Good condition. Age-related wear and abrasion. Minor chips to wood. Smudging and fading to inked script. Size approx. 15,3 x 5,4cm x 0,9cm.

Provenance: Private collection from Morocco

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