"This is a 5-carnelian haykel. Carnelians were expensive.. having travelled long distances by caravan along the trade routes. The Richardsons found that most haykels were decorated with 8 carnelians although the number could be higher (up to 13) or…"
A survivor from the nineteenth century, this smaller haykel shows its age and its long history. The main silver plate comprises three parts: the horns; the hollow tube for prayers and other objects to ward off the evil eye; the base which is…
"Marocco (Tiznit?), Old silver, cobalt green and mustard yellow enamelled, Berber Hirz pendant with focal cabochon coral. H.: 63 mm, W.: 65 mm. Weight 69 g. Most likely a part of a necklace or a headdress. Early 1900?"
"Dear Jean Marie; This is stunning! I am so pleased that you are posting these photos, which are a real education! Sometimes, one comes across such pieces, not knowing what they are and thinking that they are some lost parts of a jewelry set... With…"