"Thank you so much Patti, you have helped me reach my research on these pendants to a conclusion. I think the origin of these pendants is Upper Egypt and from there it spread to other berbers of Lybia , Tunisia. These pendants actually talk about…"
"Hi Waqar, the thing about these particular pieces is that they are really very, very rare -- they are genuinely antique and matched and the ones from Ait Oauzguit are virtually stand alones, I think that Sarah mentioned that she had never, ever seen…"
"Sigrid says about these pendants
Yes, sometimes one of the ends has been broken off, in Egypt is said to be a sign that the mother bore a son. However, the practise of wearing this necklace is not the same everywhere: in some areas the number of…"
"According to Sand and SIlver by Margaret Vale these necklaces were worn as part of the wedding finery. The bride continued to wear it everyday for its protective powers and to help bring children to the marriage. It has been said that with the birth…"
"I think the big dealers are more greedy. They always have outrageously sky rocketting un-realistic prices, they just cash their names. A small shop owner or small dealers have relatively reasonable prices. They are always happy by taking less to…"
"It is similar to what is going on now with the Chinese buyers paying huge prices for certain types of beads or types of jewelry that they didn't care about several years ago. it is the same also about what happened in the Zhi bead market…"
"Peter this is not a head adornment but a Pashtoon Chocker from Tribal areas Pakistan. See the similar ones that would explain you all. Dealers often mis-represent these peices. Cut glass worklike this is specific to Pakistan and you can even…"
"Wow what an interesting piece, Eva/Sarah have you noticed the use of red and green beads alternatively changing orientation ??? I think i know what it signifies. Can you tell me the purpose of this necklace among locals ???"