Berber Tattooing: in Morocco's Middle Atlas
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Furthermore, Maya explains that most Amazigh women living in the countryside had their faces and bodies tattooed. So, as they wished to showcase that they were emancipated, they would refuse to get tattoed and move to the city.
Therapeutic function: for the Berbers Tattoos have a therapeutic function, since they protect the human being against organic and psychological ailments and protect them from the dangers of acute epidemics and nature. For example, women used tattoos on the overthrow to protect themselves from goiter disease, tattoos on the ankles, Achilles ligament and shoulders protect against sterility, those on the wrists protect against sprains and above the chest. brow bone, they relieve eye pain. In some tribes, tattoos are generally limited to a single point above the chin, one on the right side of the nose to protect against scratches.
For important ceremonies and celebrations henna or Harquus are often used to replace the significant symbolism of the tattoo, but on a temporary basis. The first one was purely ornamental. Most Amazigh women were living in the mountains and couldn’t afford jewellery. Thus, they used tattoos to beautify their bodies and faces. Considered a true sign of beauty, mothers encouraged their daughters to tattoo themselves to differentiate their faces from men and make them desirable and attractive.
They are indigenous inhabitants of that region who came with their own language -Tamazight- culture and religion. Amazighs also share a common heritage and linguistic origin with various dialects such as Tachelhit-Tamazight-Tarifit-Taqbaylit and Tamasheq.
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The vertical chief attribute represents god and life, as well as the head tool planted in the ground by man
Today, facial tattooing is a custom practiced by the Amazigh tribes of Algeria, Kurdish communities in Mesopotamia and the Bedouins of the Arabian Peninsula.He built his first car at 14, now he's ready to disrupt the global automobile industry - Kelvin Cars Berber tattoos represent a cherished form of traditional body art in Morocco. Primarily located on the face, they can also be found on women’s hands and ankles. The tattoos are crafted by applying a paste to the skin and delicately tapping it with a needle to form the design. Symbols were numerous, such as triangles and half circles. We find these in earrings, bracelets, anklets. We also find these symbols in many Amazigh dresses and costumes, whether for women or men. And also we find several symbols in the home utensils, and we can't forget as well the architecture, for example, wood, gypsum, and also stone engraving, always the same symbols that they used in tattoos."