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Thelma commented on Thelma's photo
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Legacy

"Why legacy? The story I was told is that this is an Eskandari asyk ... a piece that has survived from the work of a master craftsman named Eskandari ,, a Persian name."
1 hour ago
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Legacy

Simple, proportionate, expertly engraved and gilded in Tekke style and decorated with a single deep red carnelian. Late nineteenth, early twentieth century. Dimensions: 22x14.5 cm
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Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Large Necklace - Yemen

"Dear Lynn, This necklace is very large - I would say at least 60cm long when hung up. Next to the silver beads there are some sort of natural beads - I assume some sort of Amber or similar. It is gorgeous! With kind regards. Peter"
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Linda Pastorino commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Coral , leather belt

"I still think this is one of the earlier versions ( good one of type ) of newly made with old parts that the souk was starting to reproduce.  There are several pieces of same ilk which look fake in a book of Coral that was done about Algerian…"
6 hours ago
Lynn Ardent commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Large Necklace - Yemen

"This is lovely.  How big is it?  Are the stones on the amulet black coral as well?  In Marjorie Ransom's book there is a charming photograph of a tiny old lady wearing an enormous necklace which reminds me of this one.  It…"
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ait ouakli commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Coral , leather belt

"unusual and beautiful piece the leather is tuareg, i can recognise 2 parts. one is the long leather in travel bags, the felling long one and the 2 nd could be from the same bag ( the top of it ) or a pillow "
6 hours ago
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Palestinian teenagers

I found this photo of turn of the century Palestinian teenagers. The woman is wearing long dangling ornaments very similar to the ones Peter has posted, and I believe a haydari bracelet.
6 hours ago
Cissé Beads posted a photo

Tuareg and fulani

Tuareg and fulani from Mali
8 hours ago
Thelma commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Kazakh style Tumar

"Love these cross-overs. I've always wondered about Kazakh asyks too. Both the tumars and the asyks seem to owe so much to the shape of Turkoman pieces."
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Thelma commented on Lanajnaj's photo
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COIFFECHINE

"This is amazing, Lanajnaj ..... like to beautiful sea-creature! I imagine it would be worn for a festival."
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Thelma commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Large Chest Ornament - Dagestan

"This is interesting, Peter. Do the red stars relate to the USSR? Political rather than religious associations?"
9 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on Lanajnaj's photo
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COLLIER COEUR CHINE (2)

"beautifully decorated !"
10 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Linda Pastorino commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Coral , leather belt

" The buckle does look Ottoman (Bulgarian maybe?) things get used around but then also the side silver looks to me like Yemeni but also as per Ransom's book could be those weird mixtures done for other cultures or with Ottoman influence . I…"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Coral , leather belt

"Dear Linda, This is a nice piece indeed, even though a bit strange. As you have mentioned, there is something from almost everywhere. I would say that it could originate from Egypt. I have a silver set for a horse from Egypt with Ottoman influence.…"
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Mystery bracelet, please ID

Silver bracelet consisting of geometric multi-sided spikes, each side delicately chased. Chain applied around each rim of the bracelet. Closes with a screw with a floral granulation. The chasing reminds me of anklets from Yemen or Egypt. This is a…
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