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Linda Pastorino commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3748 Ethiopian bridal set of two anklets and accompanied horse decoration halter. silver gold plated and leather. 1900.

" ps I think Ethiopians are one of the most handsome groups of  people in the world . "
2 hours ago
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ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3748 Ethiopian bridal set of two anklets and accompanied horse decoration halter. silver gold plated and leather. 1900.

"Dear Thelma, I have never seen them worn in the years I lived in Ethiopia, 1965-1995.   I did see the tradition of collecting the bride with a horse  in the country side, but not with that splendor. More with the decorated horses in…"
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Ethiopian telsums, 18kt gold copies of antique silver pcs.

"Hi Thelma, They are very rare to see these in gold, I have ever seen one set by a previous generation, the mother of my friend, but she as well as me had them copied by a jeweler in Addis Ababa.  My late mother in law had seen it once in the…"
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Ethiopian telsums, 18kt gold copies of antique silver pcs.

"Dear Alaa Edinne Segid thank you for your   observation.  Did you see the post I just placed living up to my promise to you to find more of the etging work as performed on the anklets of the bridal set of the Highlanders of…"
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3748 Ethiopian bridal set of two anklets and accompanied horse decoration halter. silver gold plated and leather. 1900.

"Dear Peter, Thank you for your compliment.  Missed you for quite a long time.  Hope all is well and just to  busy with work, or finding other beautiful collector's items.  Warm gr. Ingrid."
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3748 Ethiopian bridal set of two anklets and accompanied horse decoration halter. silver gold plated and leather. 1900.

"Thank you Linda Pastorino.  Your comment is appreciated  with all your ecperiences. GR. ingrid"
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Ethiopian telsums, 18kt gold copies of antique silver pcs.

"Thank you Thelma. I appreciate your views on my pieces.  Warm gr. Ingrid,"
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3794 The antique Ethiopian coptic crosses, silver.

"Thank you Eva, Sometimes the upper part and the above parts get separated and start living their own lives. Which is great as well, because both parts are according to the church designs. But this is to show how they were original meant to be. Gr.…"
4 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3797 Antique Ethiopian coptic cross (backside and a antique guilded little prayer box

"Eva, I places these pieces to show that  this work was also part of the Ethiopian culture."
5 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3799 Ethiopian old silver telsums, of rare decoration.

"Thank you Eva, they must be double protective the item itself as well as the eyes.  I myself prefer the softened file grain ones. `i have only a few of these. Gr. Ingrid"
5 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Ethiopian/Somalian antique large silver muria's (wedding necklaces.

"Thank you Eva, I am trying to improve my claritu of photography.  Coming from you is a compliment. Warm gr. `ingrid."
5 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Ethiopian/Somalian antique large silver muria's (wedding necklaces.

"this photo is better to see the wonderful details!  I enjoy! "
5 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
5 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3799 Ethiopian old silver telsums, of rare decoration.

"I like these eye designs!  Gorgeous old pieces! "
5 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3797 Antique Ethiopian coptic cross (backside and a antique guilded little prayer box

"Very interesting to see these "swinging" patterns on these items!  I remember the gold plated anklets with the same patterns."
5 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3794 The antique Ethiopian coptic crosses, silver.

"very nice Ingrid. I`m always happy to see your pictures!   These upper parts of hinged crosses make them very attractive."
5 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
6 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3799 Ethiopian old silver telsums, of rare decoration.

"Dear Betty ad Charlotte,  Here some not so very common telsums with the eye protection symbols, the two outer boxes are antiques the rest is old 1930 about.  Here I can see what Charlotte think could be done, like on the 5 middle pcs. it…"
6 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3797 Antique Ethiopian coptic cross (backside and a antique guilded little prayer box

"Hi Alaa Segid Edinne, Here my promise to find more object which are engraved in the pattern of the anklets and horse halter of the bidal jewelry of the nobility of the highlanders of EThiopia.  The little prayers box comes close to the pattern…"
7 hours ago

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