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Berber Collection

Background imageBerber Collection: Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria

Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria
Absolutely Fantastic Wooden Olive Screw Press - Kabyle People, Algeria. The traditional Kabylian economy of the area is based on arboriculture (orchards and olive trees)

Background imageBerber Collection: Kabyle Village of Taourirt - Northern Algeria

Kabyle Village of Taourirt - Northern Algeria in the Bouira Province - The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBerber Collection: West Africa - Nigeria - Kano - Sanusi People

West Africa - Nigeria - Kano - Sanusi People. Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageBerber Collection: Tlemcen - Tomb of the Princess - Algeria

Tlemcen - Tomb of the Princess - Algeria
Tomb of the Princess at Tlemcen ( The Pearl of the Maghreb ) in northwestern Algeria - capital of Tlemcen Province. The name Tlemcen comes from the Berber for Dry Spring

Background imageBerber Collection: Young women of the Kabyle Tribe, Algeria

Young women of the Kabyle Tribe, Algeria
Young Kabyle Women from Taourirt Des Beni Menguellet in the Djurdjura or Jurjura Range, a mountain range of the Tell Atlas, part of the Atlas Mountain System, located in Kabylie, Algeria

Background imageBerber Collection: A Tuareg with his camel - French Colonial Exhibition

A Tuareg with his camel - French Colonial Exhibition
A Tuareg with his camel at The Colonial Exhibition at the Garden of Tropical Agriculture at Nogent-sur-Marne, just outside Paris, France. The Tuareg people are a large Berber ethnic confederation

Background imageBerber Collection: West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman - Sanusi People

West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman - Sanusi People
West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman with a wicker mat rolled-up under her arm - Sanusi People. Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageBerber Collection: Tuareg Tribesmen - Sahara - West Africa - with spears

Tuareg Tribesmen - Sahara - West Africa - with spears
Tuareg Tribesmen - Sahara - West Africa - posing for this photograph with their spears. Two other Tuareg self-designations are Kel Tamasheq meaning " speakers of Tamasheq"

Background imageBerber Collection: Young Berber from Egypt

Young Berber from Egypt
A Young Berber boy from Egypt, North Africa

Background imageBerber Collection: The dancer Anita Berber, Berlin, 1920s

The dancer Anita Berber, Berlin, 1920s Date: 1920s

Background imageBerber Collection: Poster, Morocco, Berber Kasbahs

Poster, Morocco, Berber Kasbahs Date: 1950

Background imageBerber Collection: Berber costumes of Tunisia, 1828

Berber costumes of Tunisia, 1828. Cook and waterseller at left, sorbet seller and coffee seller or caffettiere at right. Customers drinking and eating on a carpet in the foreground

Background imageBerber Collection: Berber musicians of the Bey of Tunis and comedians, 1828

Berber musicians of the Bey of Tunis and comedians, 1828
Costumes of the Berber musicians of the Bey of Tunis, and comedians or Saitari, Tunisia, 1828. Musicans playing tabi drums, cymbals, Taghanimt flute and nafir horn

Background imageBerber Collection: Costumes of Berber soldiers, Tunis, 1828

Costumes of Berber soldiers, Tunis, 1828. Captain or Basoda 1, Mamluk general 2, policeman or Amba 3, royal guard or Satar 4, two Levantine soldiers 5, and bodyguard Drido 6

Background imageBerber Collection: Costumes of the Berber officials of Tunisia, 1828

Costumes of the Berber officials of Tunisia, 1828. The Bey of Tunis in mufti 1, Salekat or grand head of the government 2, minister in a thick leather kaftan 3, Seus Botartur 4

Background imageBerber Collection: Funeral ceremony and burial of a high-ranking

Funeral ceremony and burial of a high-ranking Berber, with wives mourning at the graveside. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageBerber Collection: Berber magistrate, soldier and priest, North

Berber magistrate, soldier and priest, North Africa, early 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageBerber Collection: Sepulchral cave with mummies of the Guanche

Sepulchral cave with mummies of the Guanche (aboriginal Berber) people on the Canary Islands. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageBerber Collection: Berber man of Northern Sahara, Algeria, North Africa

Berber man of Northern Sahara, Algeria, North Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageBerber Collection: Algeria - Sheiks and Goums - open-air festival

Algeria - Sheiks and Goums - open-air festival
Sheiks (local leaders) and Goums (mounted contingents of Arab or Berber horsemen) at a large open air festival. 1912

Background imageBerber Collection: Kabyle Village Interior - Northern Algeria

Kabyle Village Interior - Northern Algeria
Kabyle Village - Northern Algeria - The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBerber Collection: Moorish Townswomen in an Archway, Morocco

Moorish Townswomen in an Archway, Morocco. Date: 1929

Background imageBerber Collection: Tariq ibn Ziyad (670-722)

Tariq ibn Ziyad (670-722). Muslim General of the Berber tribe of Nafza who led the Muslim conquest of the Visigothic Hispania. Engraving

Background imageBerber Collection: Capture of the Algerian corsair xebec L Uccello

Capture of the Algerian corsair xebec L Uccello by the Genoese galleys Taggia and San Giorgio on August 11, 1788 near San Remo. Engraving. ITALY. LIGURIA. Genoa. Pegli. Navy Museum

Background imageBerber Collection: West African Tuareg Horse Warriors

West African Tuareg Horse Warriors
West African Tuareg Warriors, in traditional veiled headdresses, all mounted on fine horse and carrying spears and enormous shields

Background imageBerber Collection: Kabyle Olive Oil Press - North Eastern Algeria

Kabyle Olive Oil Press - North Eastern Algeria
A quite outstanding postcard (incredible detail) showing an olive oil press in operation in the Kabyle Region of Algeria. The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated

Background imageBerber Collection: Young Kabyle Woman with headdress of Jewellery - Algeria

Young Kabyle Woman with headdress of Jewellery - Algeria, North Africa. The Kabyle People are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: 1914

Background imageBerber Collection: Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Algeria

Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Algeria
Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBerber Collection: Tuareg Girl from the Hoggar Mountains, Algeria

Tuareg Girl from the Hoggar Mountains, Algeria. Taken during the expedition led by Captain Angus Buchanan to the Sahel region of the Sahara in 1922-23

Background imageBerber Collection: Sultan of Tuareg Veiled people of Hoggar Mountains, Algeria

Sultan of Tuareg Veiled people of Hoggar Mountains, Algeria
Sultan of the Tuareg Veiled people of the Hoggar Mountains, Algeria. Taken during the expedition led by Captain Angus Buchanan to the Sahel region of the Sahara in 1922-23

Background imageBerber Collection: TUNISIA. GABES. Matmata. Berber troglodyte architecture

TUNISIA. GABES. Matmata. Berber troglodyte architecture

Background imageBerber Collection: Portrait of the Visigothic king Don Rodrigo (left)

Portrait of the Visigothic king Don Rodrigo (left)
" Portrait of the Visigothic king Don Rodrigo (left) and the Berber general Tarik. Page of the book " Semblanza de Reyes", illustrated biographies for the king of Castile Alfonso XI

Background imageBerber Collection: Mali - Tuareg men from Timbucktu

Mali - Tuareg men from Timbucktu
Mali - Two Tuareg men from Timbucktu, holding spears. The Tuareg are a Berber nomadic pastoralist people, known as the People of the Veil

Background imageBerber Collection: A Kabyle musician with her Tam-Tam. Algeria, North Africa

A Kabyle musician with her Tam-Tam. Algeria, North Africa
A female Kabyle musician sits cross-legged holding her Tam-Tam (a type of gong). The Kabyle are a Berber ethnic group originating from Kabilya in Northern Algeria. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBerber Collection: Spain. Andalusia. Seville. The Giralda tower (1184-1198)

Spain. Andalusia. Seville. The Giralda tower (1184-1198)
Spain. Andalusia. Seville. View of the Giralda tower, (1184-1198). 12th century. Minaret of the old mosque of the city and current bell tower of the cathedral

Background imageBerber Collection: Hilltop village in Kabylie (Kabylia), Algeria

Hilltop village in Kabylie (Kabylia), Algeria
Hilltop village in Tizi N Berber, Kabylie (Kabylia), Algeria. circa 1920

Background imageBerber Collection: Costumes of Morocco: Moor, Berber and Moorish nomads

Costumes of Morocco: Moor, Berber and Moorish nomads.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageBerber Collection: Berber woman

Berber woman
North African Berber woman. Date: 1934

Background imageBerber Collection: A Tunisian Arab Woman spinning wool using a hand spindle

A Tunisian Arab Woman spinning wool using a hand spindle Date: 1908

Background imageBerber Collection: Kabyle Children - Algeria

Kabyle Children - Algeria. The Kabyle are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: 1910

Background imageBerber Collection: Algeria - Biskra - Nomadic Encampment

Algeria - Biskra - Nomadic Encampment. Date: circa 1906

Background imageBerber Collection: The Kabyle Market, Bejaia, Algeria

The Kabyle Market, Bejaia, Algeria
The Kabyle Market at Bejaia (Bougie), Algeria. The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals

Background imageBerber Collection: Spanish General Castro Girona and Raisuli

Spanish General Castro Girona and Raisuli
Spanish General Castro Girona, popular with the Moroccan Moorish leaders - a talented africanista who had played a leading role in the capture of Xauen (Chaouen)

Background imageBerber Collection: Elderly Berber Women, Algeria

Elderly Berber Women, Algeria
Berber Golden Oldies - A group of elderly Algerian Berber Women, heavily wrapped up against the elements, but still displaying traditional costume and jewellery including large hooped earrings

Background imageBerber Collection: The Soudan Advance - steaming back to Berber: playing Maxim

The Soudan Advance - steaming back to Berber: playing Maxims on the Baggara Horse after the bombardment of Metmmeh, 1897. Photogravure after Frederic Villiers, 1897

Background imageBerber Collection: Sallust (86-35 BC). Jugurthine War

Sallust (86-35 BC). Jugurthine War
Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) (86-35 BC). Roman politician and historian. Jugurthine War (111-104 BC). Engraving depicting the battle between the army of Jugurtha

Background imageBerber Collection: Morocco, North Africa - Berber Water Seller

Morocco, North Africa - Berber Water Seller - Water Seller and Customer. Part of Box 171 Boswell Collection - Morocco. Date: circa 1900

Background imageBerber Collection: Sallust (86-35 BC). Jugurthine War. Engraving

Sallust (86-35 BC). Jugurthine War. Engraving
Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) (86-35 BC). Roman politician and historian. Jugurthine War (111-104 BC). Engraving depicting the battle between the army of Jugurtha



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