Imazighen! | Peabody Museum

Never displayed before, the objects chosen for the Imazighen! exhibition express the aesthetic vision of rural craftspeople working within a distinctive design tradition, significant both for their local influence, as well as for their role within the greater mosaic of Islamic world arts. Some objects show the commonalities among regions through their use of shared geometric motifs and symbols; others retain a distinctly local flavor. Yet all of the items bear the imprint of the diverse cultural traditions—Berber, Arab, Islamic, Mediterranean and African—that have shaped North African artisanship over the centuries.

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