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ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Amber chain of the Addarre ladies, Ethiopia,Harrar

"Yes, she was a very good customer."
6 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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CIMG0935 Is this the hand of Fatuma??

"That can be very well his piece Betty, because he was looked after by a british officer and unfortunately he died in England at a young age of about 21 yrs. of consumption.  Very sad."
6 hours ago
Betty commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Amber chain of the Addarre ladies, Ethiopia,Harrar

"Wow! These were yours? But it's great to know they are now in a museum and not locked away in the safe of some private collector."
7 hours ago
Betty commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"I have even seem a photo of him wearing this piece. And if I am not wrong, a similar necklace - or the very same is now in the V&A Museum in london. Will check tomorrow..."
7 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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CIMG0935 Is this the hand of Fatuma??

"perhaps someone knows......... I do not own the "bug" necklace below  which had been sold as "telsums"....(I just copied the Picture as a reference, to widen my horizon )... I had seen many of those being sold, but I did not…"
7 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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CIMG0935 Is this the hand of Fatuma??

"It remains a question mark for the moment.  I am very frustrated that I haven.t asked some jewellers at the time I was there. Of these types are not so many around, especially as I was always looking for silver items and kind of snobbed nickel.…"
7 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"I found a Picture.......... yes, like bugs or paws..........(I do not know about it, it was just an idea. the Hand of Fatouma has many Versions.......actually the Tuareg pendant with 5 squares is also a Hand of Fatouma, (normally only worn by women)."
7 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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CIMG0935 Is this the hand of Fatuma??

"I know which ones you are aiming for.  Those are a  high up and perhaps more like what Sarah was mentioning as  to its purpose.  They are also often worn on the forehead.  These pendants always gives me a feeling of…"
7 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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CIMG0935 Is this the hand of Fatuma??

"to me, the Pendants do not look like the Hand of Fatouma as I know it from West Africa, but I am not the expert (with some Imagination they could be indeed, but I think they rather look  like These Pendants worn in Ethiopia in the form  of…"
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"I think so too. It also is a set in beautiful condition."
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Eva, perhaps another hook soldered in just behind the disk?"
8 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Yes, I have seen the earring, as I mentioned in my comment below yours. But I think it is not big enough to pass a Shawl through. at least not the ones I wear (I like big Shawls)........But I might try it once. The earring Looks fantastic on her, by…"
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Very true Ait, because amber is rather soft. That is also why people who were aware of this protect often the large pieces with strips of leather in between to protect them against rubbing each other.  I have noticed that also with the…"
8 hours ago
ait ouakli commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"nice colection and good wear.  like a lot. repaque, the real amber has always large holes and with time, they get even larger. the wire inside pilishes them and lefts a trace as a second hole. it gives them also the encense smell"
8 hours ago
Betty commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Love the composition of the picture, too: The ammber beads are looking fantastic against the wooden background! Very beautiful..."
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Eva, do you see the earring, like yours, This is also a lovely ring to take a soft shawl through. Remember?"
8 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Addarre Nobility in their refinery,Harrar Town, Ethiopia

"Beautiful and fascinating. I see that I should look for this book!   "
8 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"beautiful, beautiful  !!! I just noticed, she is wearing an earring of which I have a pair (but cannot wear them, as they are too thick to pass our type of ear holes)."
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Eva, this are just left overs,  small pieces(in size) and several with cracks.  But the color is wonderfully warm."
8 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"nice too, thanks for sharing."
9 hours ago

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