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Omani Alakam

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Help find info on this African piece

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Wellens Willy commented on Wellens Willy's photo
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Draa Valley coral and amber necklace

"Hello Annie, thanks for your appreciation."
4 hours ago
Jose M. Pery commented on Jean-Marie Criel's photo
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Turban ornaments. Ottoman, 16th-17th c. Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul.

"Beautiful and very original. The first ones I see of the kind."
4 hours ago
Jose M. Pery commented on Jose M. Pery's photo
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Bedouin "ziggurat" bracelet, Syria

"Thank you, Thelma. I have just found the pic in Kalter's book. Great!!"
4 hours ago
Jose M. Pery commented on Thelma's photo
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Small haykel with upturned horns

"This is absolutely gorgeous and the picture, superb!!"
4 hours ago
Thelma commented on Thelma's photo
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Small haykel with upturned horns

"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…"
6 hours ago
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Small haykel with upturned horns

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…
7 hours ago
Annie Boehm commented on Wellens Willy's photo
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Draa Valley coral and amber necklace

"Really Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! "
7 hours ago
Jean-Marie Criel posted photos
10 hours ago
Wellens Willy commented on Wellens Willy's photo
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2O BerberMorocco Hirz pendant

"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?"
11 hours ago
Wellens Willy posted a photo
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Wellens Willy commented on Wellens Willy's photo
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Draa Valley coral and amber necklace

"Dear Thelma,We both must be happy having such a beauty in our ethnic collection. These necklaces have a spirit and every bead tell us a different story of their genesis. Thanks"
14 hours ago
Lanajnaj commented on Lanajnaj's photo
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TEJ argent corail email TIZNIT MAROC

"Hello Thelma and Peter, thank you for the compliments but these three jewels have a story in a demenagement they disappeared, I just find them after 3 years and find them even more beautiful! "
14 hours ago
Raisa Ismailova commented on Raisa Ismailova's photo
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Raisa Ismailova commented on Raisa Ismailova's photo
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silver belt, Daghestan

"Peter Hoesli  Thank you!"
15 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on Pierre's photo
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"Thelma I think on a mirror?"
16 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Lanajnaj's photo
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TEJ argent corail email TIZNIT MAROC

"Dear Lanajnaj; This is a really beautiful piece in a great condition. Congratulations! Peter"
21 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Jean-Marie Criel's photo
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Turban ornaments. Ottoman, 16th-17th c. Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul.

"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…"
21 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Jean-Marie Criel's photo
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Silver belt buckle. Central Anatolia / Turkey Quai Branly Museum.

"Dear Jean-Marie; This is a true beauty! Thanks for posting! Peter"
21 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Raisa Ismailova's photo
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silver belt, Daghestan, /Avars from Zaklatala/

"Dear Raisa; WOW - this is pure splendor! What a stunning example of Daghestan workmanship. Congratulations! With kind regards. Peter"
21 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Raisa Ismailova's photo
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silver belt, Daghestan

"Dear Raissa; This is a beautiful belt I must say. I just love the filigree work! With kind regards. Peter"
21 hours ago

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Is this Amber?

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Removing old silver polish

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