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    Berber Silver Bicone Beads (12x14mm)

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    These silver-plated Berber beads were individually handmade by a metal artisan using traditional techniques. If you look carefully you will see tha...

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    Moroccan Rondelle Burgundy Resin Beads

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    Prized for their unequaled beauty and striking color, Moroccan Resin Beads have been prized for centuries among the Berber tribes of the mountainou...

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    Serpentine Green Moroccan Pottery Beads (Rondelle)

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    These serpentine green pottery beads are characteristic of Berber jewelry from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Individual bead sizes may vary sligh...

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    Moroccan Amber Resin Chunk Beads

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    Prized for their unequaled beauty and striking color, Moroccan Amber Resin Beads have been prized for centuries among the Berber tribes of the moun...

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    Amazonite Moroccan Pottery Beads (Chunk)

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    These Amazonite green pottery beads are characteristic of Berber jewelry from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Individual bead sizes may vary slight...

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    Tri-color Enamel Berber Bicone Beads (Set of 10)

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    Colorful and eye-catching, these cute artisanal enameled Berber Beads are individually crafted. Accented with red, green and blue colors they would...

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    Recycled Cassette Beads

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    These colorful beads are made from recycled cassette boxes in Morocco. Each bead measures approximately 25-28mm in diameter. Colors of beads may va...

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    Naturally Aromatic Moroccan Eucalyptus Beads

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    These unusual moroccan beads are made from eucalyptus and smell great. Wear them as is or make them a part of your jewelry. Each strand is unique a...

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    Deep Blue Moroccan Pottery Beads (Rectangle)

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    These deep blue pottery beads are characteristic of Berber jewelry from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Individual bead sizes may vary slightly but...

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    Purple Clove-Shaped Moroccan Eucalyptus Beads

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    These unusual moroccan beads are made from eucalyptus and smell great. Wear them as is or make them a part of your jewelry. Each strand is unique a...

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    Blue Enamel Decorative Berber Beads (Set of 2)

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    These silver-plated metal Berber beads are decorated with intricate wire designs and colorful blue enamel. They measure 22 mm in diameter by 21 mm ...

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    Black Moroccan Pottery Beads (Round - 16mm)

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    These black pottery beads are characteristic of Berber jewelry from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Individual bead sizes may vary slightly but mea...

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    Rouge Red Moroccan Pottery Beads (Rondelle)

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    These red pottery beads are characteristic of Berber jewelry from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Individual bead sizes may vary slightly but measu...

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    Multicolor Aromatic Moroccan Eucalyptus Beads

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    These unusual moroccan beads are made from eucalyptus and smell great. Wear them as is or make them a part of your jewelry. Each strand is unique a...

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    Blue Enamel Berber Bead (Set of 2)

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    Colorful and eye-catching, this artisanal enameled Berber bead pendant is unique to behold. Accented silver-plated and accented in a brilliant blue...

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    Natural Moroccan Shell Chip Beads

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    Take a look at these unusual dyed shell chip beads from Morocco, North Africa. Each strand is a generous 32" in length. May be worn as is or used i...

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    Turquoise Moroccan Heishi Shell Beads

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    Take a look at these unusual turquoise colored shell heishi beads from Morocco, North Africa. Each strand measures approximately 22 inches in lengt...

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    Embroidered Moroccan Felt Beads

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    Check out this unusual strand of Embroidered Moroccan Felt Beads. Each bead has been individually hand-embroidered with colorful designs. These bea...

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    Vintage Coral Moroccan Amber Resin Beads (Graduated)

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    Prized for their unequaled beauty and striking color, Moroccan Amber Resin Beads have been prized for centuries among the Berber tribes of the moun...

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    Aqua Blue Moroccan Pottery Beads (Nugget)

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    These aqua blue nugget-shaped pottery beads are characteristic of Berber jewelry from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Individual bead sizes may var...

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    Enameled Blue-Green Berber Beads (2 pieces)

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    These silver-plated metal Berber beads are decorated with intricate wire designs and colorful enamel. They measure 24 mm in diameter by 20 mm width...

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    Moroccan Mango Resin Beads (Graduated)

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    These handmade resin beads are individually polished in Northern Morocco. Made to resemble natural amber, these delightful beads have been nicely a...

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    Round Hammered Silver Artisanal Berber Bead (24mm)

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    This artisanal Moroccan bead was handcrafted by Berber artisans west of the Atlas mountains. Pay attention to the unique texture of the hammered su...

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    Oval Brass Artisanal Berber Bead (30x20mm)

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    This artisanal Moroccan bead was handcrafted by Berber artisans west of the Atlas mountains. Pay attention to the elegant pattern on the bead's out...

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We carry a large selection of beautiful Moroccan beads. Each of these beads are handmade by independent artisans. Many carry rich and deep histories, particularly those adorned by the Berber tribe.

History of Moroccan Beads

On 5th June, 2007, the bead world was rocked by news of a minuscule 12-bead find in Taforalt, Eastern Morocco. Unusually well preserved with distinguishable red ochre patinations, the beautiful shell beads uncovered by archaeologists from the Moroccan Institute of Natural Sciences and Oxford University would quickly cement the North African country as one of the earliest bead-making cultures in the world. According to experts, the Moroccan shell beads date back in excess of 80,000 years, making them the second oldest find after those found in Skhul, Israel, during the 1930's.

Moroccan beads have both fascinated and intrigued bead collectors from around the world since the 18th Century. Natural beads made from amber and agate are discernibly popular among Western cultures, since both minerals are regarded semi-precious. Moroccan beads made from tree resin beads are also a popular export and are thought to have been an early form of currency, used by merchants plying trade via Trans-African routes. As trade ties grew in the 18th Century, Morocco saw a proliferation of beads flood into the country via capital city Marrakesh, including the ambiguous European trade beads that would later inspire Moroccan creativity.

Descended upon by hordes of bead collectors each year, the souks (markets) of mystical Marrakesh are a haven of exotic bead finds, both vintage and modern in appeal. Striking silver-lined beads with beautiful facets of glass or semi-precious stone are some of the most popular, not least because of a history intertwined with the Islamic faith. Moroccan prayer beads are characteristically similar to those of Ethiopia in that they are predominantly symmetrical in design and finish, however, the Moroccan variants are characteristically ornate and usually produced from silver or white metal alloy. Gold is rarely used since it is regarded with superstition.