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South East Asian Carving

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Tibetan Necklace

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Need help dating and identification ... Thx

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SARAH CORBETT commented on Edith D's photo
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Antique Glass Beads

"These appear to be fairly new glass beads from Indonesia, I had blue and red ones in the past. They are made in a few sizes."
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SARAH CORBETT commented on Thelma's photo
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Pashtun torque with sacred verses

"That is a beauty. The central pendants are similar to some iranian ones with Farsi script."
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Pashtun torque with sacred verses

This silver Pashtun torque from Afghanistan is decorated with opposing snakes' heads for the protection of the wearer. The remainder of the unusual decoration follows a floral theme with flowers in pots and small gardens. Two tear-shaped turquoise…
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Moroccan Silver Bracelets

"It is just due to wear. If you use a loupe you may see a small Letter M or F etched into the corner of the mark to signify the Marrakech or Fes assay. "
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Pashtun torque with Koranic verses

"Here is a photo of the back of the torque. The two opposing snakes seen on the front of the piece can also be found here, standing proud of the surface. It is as if the bodies of the snakes themselves are integrated in the silver. The remaining…"
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Pashtun torque with sacred verses

This silver Pashtun torque from Afghanistan is decorated with opposing snakes' heads for the protection of the wearer. The remainder of the unusual decoration follows a floral theme with flowers in pots and small gardens. Two tear-shaped turquoise…
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Antique Glass Beads

I found these at the flea market here in Jakarta, and was very attracted to the bright yellow color and fun shape. I have seen similar ones for sale in other antique stores here in Java. Can anyone tell me more about them? I have been told that they…
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East African Ornaments

"Here is a picture I found of someone wearing similar ear flaps!"
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Joost Daalder commented on Edith D's photo
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East African Ornaments

"Grat to have that further information!"
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Joost Daalder commented on Betty's photo
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Three beautiful sisters...

"Great further contributions, Alaa, confirming what - as I pointed out before (below) - Linda Pastorino wrote in her 2005 book  *Identity, Beauty, Rank and Prestige: Necklaces from Sumeria to Hawai'i*, on p. 100, namely that the piece comes…"
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Three beautiful sisters...

"Fantastic research material Alaa eddine!!!"
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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Betty's photo
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Three beautiful sisters...

"similar necklaces from old Dutch references. First being a picture of an exhibit and second a wonderful couloured hand drawn spread of jewels. Both references dating from very late 19th century or very early 2O th century picturing traditionnal…"
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Armenian symbol of eternity

http://www.identecojewellery.com/single-post/2017/01/12/Armenian-symbol-of-eternityArmenian symbol of eternity or Arevakhach (Sun cross) is an ancient Armenian symbol. It represents time, recurrence, universe and the eternal motion of life.This is probably the most popular symbol in Armenia and can be found in every corner. You can spot it in our logo as well.  Armenian…See More
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Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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East African Ornaments

"Thanks to Zhanna for finally identifying these for us! Apparently they are used as earrings!"
Jan 17
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old maasai earrings 3.11.16 006

"Thanks for identifying these for me! I also have a set which you can see in my photos. I thought they were some type of hair ornament, but now that I have googled some images, I can see how they were used. Thanks again!"
Jan 17

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