"perhaps someone knows......... I do not own the "bug" necklace below which had been sold as "telsums"....(I just copied the Picture as a reference, to widen my horizon )... I had seen many of those being sold, but I did not…"
"It remains a question mark for the moment. I am very frustrated that I haven.t asked some jewellers at the time I was there. Of these types are not so many around, especially as I was always looking for silver items and kind of snobbed nickel.…"
"I found a Picture.......... yes, like bugs or paws..........(I do not know about it, it was just an idea. the Hand of Fatouma has many Versions.......actually the Tuareg pendant with 5 squares is also a Hand of Fatouma, (normally only worn by women)."
"I know which ones you are aiming for. Those are a high up and perhaps more like what Sarah was mentioning as to its purpose. They are also often worn on the forehead. These pendants always gives me a feeling of…"
"to me, the Pendants do not look like the Hand of Fatouma as I know it from West Africa, but I am not the expert (with some Imagination they could be indeed, but I think they rather look like These Pendants worn in Ethiopia in the form of…"
"Yes, I have seen the earring, as I mentioned in my comment below yours. But I think it is not big enough to pass a Shawl through. at least not the ones I wear (I like big Shawls)........But I might try it once. The earring Looks fantastic on her, by…"
"Very true Ait, because amber is rather soft. That is also why people who were aware of this protect often the large pieces with strips of leather in between to protect them against rubbing each other. I have noticed that also with the…"
"nice colection and good wear. like a lot.
repaque, the real amber has always large holes and with time, they get even larger. the wire inside pilishes them and lefts a trace as a second hole. it gives them also the encense smell"