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By Cynthia Becker

This e-book provides the function of girls in Berber tradition. It is going into nice intensity in regards to the symbolism present in the humanities of Berber girls. if you happen to first glimpsed this international in Imazighen, the Vanishing Traditions of Berber girls, via Margaret Courtney-Clarke, the current paintings offers a learn in nice aspect.

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The children start to wear beaded necklaces made by their mothers that incorporate substances venerated for their protective powers. These materials, which may include multicolored beads, amber, cowrie shells, silvercoins,Qur anic amulets, and other protective substances such as gazelle’s horn, depend largely on the gender of the child. This is not to say that female children are not appreciated. Girls spend large amounts of time with their mothers on a daily basis, forming strong emotional bonds between them.

An Ait Khabbash man. Photo by Jean Besancenot, 1934–1939. Image courtesy of the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. The woman felt that her son was not showing her the level of respect that she deserved by wearing clothing she considered inappropriate, and she admitted that she preferred men to wear the tajellabiyt of the past. While men’s tajellabiyt and asilham are made from undyed wool, Ait Khabbash women’s shawls made from red, green, yellow, black, and white dyed wool, associating women with fertility.

I heard something like people talking. They did not see me, but 48 amazigh art s in moro c c o I heard one woman ask the other if they should steal my baby. ’’ When I asked her who these women were, she replied: They were jnoun. This is why a woman who gives birth should not be left alone as my husband left me. Sometimes they [ jnoun] bring their children and when they find a good [human] baby they change them with their babies. Children of the jnoun do not live and they become skinnier and skinnier until they die.

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