"In Dutch, too, Eva, there is no such expression as pigtail, which definitely refers to a plait or braid, not to something loose, as both Dutch "paardestaart" and "Pferdeschanz" do, each of which means "horsetail". …"
Is it antique or vintage? This is from a dealer site -- and I really respect this dealer-- but it seems so large to be Ida Ou Nadif to me. Anyway, would appreciate any imput. Thanks. BTW, some great silver beads on the necklace part!See More
"Oh, i agree that when prices are elevated far, far above what demand dictates that it is not good , especially for a naive buyer who thinks that eventually he may recoup his investment ( and I have been a naive buyer -- and still am-- so I know from…"
"Hi Patti, I love these turtle temporals and the one you posted was like this aswell.
I agree totally with you that demand and supply machanizm determine the price of a piece (specially the ones that are hard to find like these ones). When a…"
"yes, salhat is pliral.
it is actualy a horseshoe form. horseshoe is and still until now a protection talisman in many cultures, we find until now, in all continents, cars,houses,doors,stores wth the hoseshoe.
it is actualy , as…"
"Thank you so much Patti, you have helped me reach my research on these pendants to a conclusion. I think the origin of these pendants is Upper Egypt and from there it spread to other berbers of Lybia , Tunisia. These pendants actually talk about…"
"Hi Waqar, the thing about these particular pieces is that they are really very, very rare -- they are genuinely antique and matched and the ones from Ait Oauzguit are virtually stand alones, I think that Sarah mentioned that she had never, ever seen…"
"Sigrid says about these pendants
Yes, sometimes one of the ends has been broken off, in Egypt is said to be a sign that the mother bore a son. However, the practise of wearing this necklace is not the same everywhere: in some areas the number of…"
"According to Sand and SIlver by Margaret Vale these necklaces were worn as part of the wedding finery. The bride continued to wear it everyday for its protective powers and to help bring children to the marriage. It has been said that with the birth…"