Price : 125 € (139 USD – 92 GBP) plus shipping at cost Authentic Moroccan wedding collar. Exuberant, colorful jewelry to wear proudly. An original necklace. ◈ central beads are synthetic resin amber imitation. Amber was replaced in jewelry for women coming from poor families by resin beads. The aesthetics of the collar is retained […]
Price : 89 € (99 USD – 66 GBP) plus shipping at cost ◈ 5 silver pendants ◈ 36 silver beads ◈ 42 coral beads ◈ silver chain Features weight : 31,8 g lenght : 44 cm (17.32″) reference 365 If you would like to contact me for more photos or information, please email me […]
Price : 90 € ( 101 USD – 67 GBP) plus shipping at cost Authentic Naga necklace made of 9 pendants shell. The 9 pendants are engraved. A small orange glass bead separates each pendant. The closure is also carved into an old shell. reference 363 If you would like to contact me for more […]
This is a very rare piece and I bought it out of Damascus/Syria. The buckle and the filigree decorations on each side are original and were most probably mounted before on a velvet belt, imported in old days all the way from Germany. This piece is…
"Great pieces Mustafan, thanx for sharing.
Just to add a couple more insights regarding the meaning of both items' names:
"Bu manfukh" means Inflated or swollen, very obvious from its shape.
This is a unique type of an old headdress worn in Jabal Nafusah by 'Berber'. The thick piece being hollow is called Bu' Manfukh' , while the slim solid one on top is called 'Rbib'.This type of ornament is worn on the right top part of the head.This…
"Have only just seen this (belatedly), but heartily agree with all the positive posts below - which focus not only on this piece, but also on your excellent collection generally, Thelma! You have done extremely well, showing great taste and…"
"Thank you Charlotte:
I am pleased that you liked the photo and appreciate the traditional idea of joining the silver. These ends are usually covered by woolen threads so that they are covered. As you could see from the 'Rbib'…"
Thank you for taking that excellent close-up photo. Now I can see the beautiful forging of the silver! What an elegant method of joining two pieces of silver without soldering. I like it very much.
Best wishes, Charlotte"
"Dear Charlotte: Thank you for your comment. I am pleased that you liked the posted piece. Sure, I will take a close-up picture of the wiring fastening the two pieces and post them. The wire of the 'Rbib' is broken which I need to weld…"
"Dear Mustafa, these are very lovely! I particularly love the Rbib with its stylish pattern, and like Ingrid I am delighted that you included a photo of how these pieces are worn. The fastening at the back is intriguing - is it possible for you to…"
"Dear Ingrid , thank you for your kind comment. Yes this rare item is quite nicely decorated and though quite old it still retains its fine details. These items are rare nowadays as they were only used in a small area in Libya. The other pieces…"