"Yes Betty, it was my uncle in marriage an Eritrean(university educated, and my husband,s age) who told me that he knew people who wore it in Asmara. And I saw it once worn by the painter Aferwork who did wear it with his national dress. (but he was…"
"welcome, im happy to share:)
Sun in Georgian is MZE (მზე), the name of symbol of sun is Borjghali.
Indeed, Georgian mountains are amazing.
here are some links for ornaments of sun from Georgia. But unfortunately, you can not find much in internet.…"
"That's indeed most interesting! What is the Georgian name of the sun symbol please?
I have just looked at the pictures of Khevsureti with the old ancestral towers. My husbands great-uncle, who sadly passed away at the age of 102 last year, was…"
"In this region - Khevsureti - which is in mountains of Georgia, even today pagan traditions are still reserved.
Sun is common in georgian symbolics and ornaments, it symbolises life, power, eternity and perfectness. Pagan cult of…"
"Beautiful craftsmanship, Ingrid. I like them a lot and have never seen this style before. Thanks for sharing!
They might be from Yemen as you say (they look even a bit Indian to me), but of course there were Yemeni silversmiths in Asmara, too, so…"
"Betty I have just added a set of photos to show my earrings, but now I doubt whether they are Eritrean, the work does look more Yemeni. Perhaps it was a short period fashion brought in. I remember having seen once the artist Aferwork who…"
"I like them all, Isabel. Lovely pieces!
@ Ingrid: if you got some time, would you show us the Eritrean earrings? I never saw similar ones there - let alone worn by men. It would be so interesting to find out more (which ethnic group etc...)"
"I love this ring, I have no idea what it says, but I love the solidness of it and the way the silver is showing its wear. And the jeweller did a thorough job with engraving the text into it. Feel good to the eye."
"Actually, I believe these are faux/fake glass carnelian beads. See the recent listing on Ebay (251445642087). There were made in Bohemia, Germany probably in the late 1800s / early 1900s. You can google under "faux…"