Fibula Chain – Algeria

Photo credit – Cordelia Donohoe
Posted by – Cordelia Donohoe

Algerian fibula chain with boxes and hands, plus small cylindrical holders for corals which would have amuletic properties.

 “TAQLID/ TAGLID / TAKLID” the root name comes from the semetic root “QLD” through arabic “QILADA” which literally means “Necklace, haging around neck..”. Its use was known through a very large area from the Oulad nail (rare) towards the Saharan atlas and deep in the Sahara passing by the important oases of Ourgla (very common) and Ghardaia. – Alaa Eddine Sagid.

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