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a mysterious pendant.is old or new?

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Peul bracelet

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ait ouakli commented on Preethi's photo
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Saharan towers

"The spectacular ones are more to find in the ancient universities citys in mali and mauritania. Mopti,timbuktu,djenne,nouakchout and nouadibou The six domes one, dogon and mali The rest all sahel/sahara and west africa You areright preethi, it…"
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Nada commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Antique Palestinian Temple Decoration

"What a lovely pair. You have an impressive collection Peter."
3 hours ago
Betty commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Antique Palestinian Temple Decoration

"I like them, too. They must have looked quite impressive (and elegant as Preethi already said below) when worn. Congratulations, Peter. "
4 hours ago
Preethi commented on Preethi's photo
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Saharan towers

"I'm not confident that the middle ring is North African, just a feeling that it's Tuareg. Any thoughts?"
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Preethi commented on Preethi's photo
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Saharan towers

"Thanks everyone. Alaa and Rabah, I'm grateful for your sharing of your encyclopedic knowledge! Rabah, may I ask where the photo is from? It's great to have such photo resources."
5 hours ago
Preethi commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Antique Palestinian Temple Decoration

"A very elegant pair, Peter. I haven't come across much information on Palestinian jewellery and am enjoying your posts."
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Nada commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Antique Palestinian Head Dress Decoration

"Gorgeous and a piece I have never seen before.  You are one lucky man!"
7 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"Dear Ala'a, I have purchased these anklets some years back in Jordan. I tend to return always to the same dealers whichever the country I am visiting. There is a bond and some of the suppliers I know since almost 10 years. They know my…"
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ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"the anklets are splendid, there is semilar ones in the kabylie from  bedjaia until aures , thoes ones have lybia / tunisia samples"
15 hours ago
ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

":-) Dear Peter happy for you.i m not sure if the smaller bracelets in front even exist. they look like fantasy pieces"
15 hours ago
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"dear peter, nice to see you are enjoying your time in tunis...i loved tunis medina very low key but the jewelry part is amaaaaazing....try to spot the shop which specializes in old gold...very interesting! so you have a pair of those huge libyan…"
15 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"Dear Ait. No, I did not buy them. I simply had a funny feeling about them, same as the pair of smaller bracelets in the front. It seems that my gut feeling was right..."
15 hours ago
ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

":-)   Aala iactualy was coming carefuly to this subject. i hope you didnt buy the peter, if yes, i hope good price even if the foto is not clear, they are definetly not kabyl. the size is wrong, symetrie wrong,edges are wrong,coral not as…"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"Dear Ala'a, Many thanks for your message. I did not buy the Kabyle bracelets, due to the same reason, even though they were quite nice. Neither did I buy the bracelets in the fort. You are right, they were extremely heavy but with stamps and…"
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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"@ AIT I have a gut feeling that the kabyle bracelets here are some vague Tiznit copies? Or are these some recent work from tizi ouzou?"
15 hours ago
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Preethi's photo
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Saharan towers

"Surmising about the meaning of such elements is the only acceptable answer but we can readily suggest here a couple of reading keys: -First pre islamic fertility symbol depicting, as everyone would guess, a male element -Last post islamic…"
15 hours ago
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Shopping in Tunis...

"Nice selection! I can't find the kabyle anklets of good quality though, i feel they are of a late workmanship The fibulas are of very good quality of the repousse style, sheer size could mean they rather come from Libya, check out for the…"
16 hours ago

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