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ONSV2730

Original WWI North African Berber Collection with Koumya Dagger and Period Photos

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind Set. This set is strongly reminiscent of Lawrence of Arabia. It is a fantastic rare set dating from approximately 1915 - 1925 based on the style of the photography. Included in this set from North Africa are the following items:

- Two original period photos both marked by the retailer photography studio Taillander Marcigny. Each photo measures 7.5 x 9 inches and are printed on period stock paper. They show a man dressed in traditional North African clothing all in white featuring djellaba, the long, loose-fitting gown, a kaffiyeh, a turbanlike head cloth, pants and a shirt. along with a traditional Koumya Dagger hanging by a lanyard over she shoulder.

- Koumya Dagger with wood grip and brass engraved mounts. The curved steel blade is high quality and dates to the mid to late 19th century. The blade at the ricasso has a raised Ottoman mounted rider. Blade length is 10 inches, overall length is 16 inches. The scabbard is thin brass over wood and is attached to a red decorative lanyard sling. Overall condition is very good with typical signs of minor rust and wear, the base of the wood grip on the reverse side is chipped. The Moroccan version of the Arab Jambiya dagger is locally called Koumaya and characterized by a slender blade, usually dual edged at its lower half by the hilt and single edge near the tip. There is a big variety in the decoration styles and quality of the handles and scabbards.

- Traditional North African Berber tribe type clothing all in white featuring djellaba, the long, loose-fitting gown, a kaffiyeh, a turbanlike head cloth, pants and shirt. These clothes exactly match the set shown in the photos.

- Leather open toe sandals with stud soles.

- Small black 1930s era suit case with functional lock and key. The carry handle is damaged.

All in all a wonderful unique set which is strongly reminiscent of Lawrence of Arabia.
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