This book deals in 3 parts with the entire Gillion Crowet Collection which, with its approximately 300 pieces, constitutes a reference collection in the field of the parures of Moroccan Berber women. It has 700 pages & 600 illustrations. Read the story..
It focuses on silver production in the countryside and offers a broad panorama of the creative centers using pieces of exceptional quality that are not found in any other public collection today.
The first part explores the historical continuity of Berber culture from the Neolithic onwards and examines the - still topical - issue of a Saharan culture forced by desertification to settle elsewhere. In response to this historiographical approach, the second part highlights the close relationship that makes parures the "screen image" of the Berber woman. The third part explores the places where the parures were produced. The jewels are traced to a topography of creation that runs from North to South and East to West, with a fundamental anchoring in southeastern Morocco.