In Morocco, one of the most important and powerful symbols is the fibula. The inverted triangle shape is meant to represent women and fertility, as well as home and family. Women from different regions show their identity by wearing fibulae with distinctive shapes. Typically these ornate brooches come in pairs and are worn to fasten items of clothing such as cloaks. This particular piece is crafted by the Bedouin nomadic tribes of the Atlas Mountains in North Africa from silver in a traditional Berber style, accented with coral inlay.
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