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Betty commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Amulet from India? Tibet? Nepal?

"Lovely, whatever the original purpose. A child's loincloths was also my first thought. What is its sie, please?"
22 minutes ago
Joost Daalder commented on Luda Hunter's photo
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"Just as a footnote, Patricia, a marked difference with the Wolf pieces which you have helpfully posted is that these pieces are far more modest. For example, typical of the modernity of the Wolf pieces is the recent and excessive tendency to produce…"
1 hour ago
Joost Daalder commented on Luda Hunter's photo
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"Patricia, I don't think that the OVERALL design of these Turkoman temple pendants is nearly as unorthodox as that of many of the Wolf pieces, so that this comes across to me as still "well within the boundaries" of tradition. But I do…"
2 hours ago
Son of Hmong commented on Son of Hmong's photo
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"yes  Ingrid u  can see   some  silmar   silver  work around the  world  it's  intersting"
3 hours ago
Eva Baby commented on Preethi's photo
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Spotted in Djerba -3

"are these those lovely fragrant beads (the dark ones)?  Looks beautiful!"
4 hours ago
Patricia Deany commented on Luda Hunter's photo
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"My judgement of this piece is based on a couple of observations, this piece has a Wolf collection appearance, specifically in the shapes of the embellishments on the chains, there is a variety of shapes which I just don't think exists on the…"
8 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on Son of Hmong's photo
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"Quite surprising really that type of chain are also made in Yemen and Ethiopia.  A good sign to realize that trade must have reached also as far apart from China into Africa."
9 hours ago
ingrid Langerak commented on Son of Hmong's photo
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"Thank you Son for your reply.  Making the children look pretty the people in that region must believe strongly in the protective power of the amulets.  Something to hold on to. Actually 10 cm looks to me very big for little child.(like…"
9 hours ago
Joost Daalder commented on Luda Hunter's photo
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"I had not read all the comments when I first spoke out about this - or actually the Wolf book. Now that I have read the comments I realise that Linda and Patricia disagree pretty sharply on the date. I must confess that I am inclined to agree with…"
9 hours ago
Joost Daalder commented on Luda Hunter's photo
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"My previous comment was directed solely at the Wolf pieces, not this. This looks to me as a comparatively late piece, but not a gross violation of Turkoman tradition, as so many of the Wolf pieces are. I don't like many of those, but find this…"
14 hours ago
Joost Daalder commented on Luda Hunter's photo
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"Perhaps it is better to call that large number of dishonest pieces in the Wolf book :"forgeries". I mean by a forgery a piece so constructed that it is intended to make the viewer believe that the piece is not what it is: in this case an…"
14 hours ago
Edith D commented on Savanna Caravan's photo
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Mystery necklace1

"No idea how old, but it is a nice piece!"
20 hours ago
Preethi posted photos
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Stefany Tomalin commented on Preethi's photo
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Spotted in Djerba -1.

"the blach horns look like "Dikdik" horns -dainty deer-type animals from South Africa...but their horns are usually hollow... Stefany"
21 hours ago
Peter Hoesli commented on Nada's photo
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Navajo Necklace

"Dear Nada, This is a gorgeous piece! Congratulations! Peter"
22 hours ago
Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Bracelet made from belt 1?

"Thank you Lynn. There are quite a few of these pieces around, sometimes you even find sets consisting of a belt, choker necklace and bracelet. "
22 hours ago
Son of Hmong posted a discussion

this is a oringal nepal pendant?

hi,i like   this  kind  of  work.and i   want  to  konw this  is  oringal  one  or   be  made  for   tourist.thax  a lot.See More
23 hours ago
Patricia Deany commented on Ethnic Embellishments's photo
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Tunisian tilework

"Preethi and I are in a Tunisia right now and we have noticed that compared to other Islamic countries there is very little tilework. None of the mosques which we have seen has any kind of tilework on the exterior. Just wondering if anybody out there…"
yesterday
Lynn Ardent posted a photo

Amulet from India? Tibet? Nepal?

Any ideas? The amulet is some interesting very white medium silver alloy. Back shows lots of use. Reminds me of the amulets that Oppi Untracht shows as loin cloths for children, but it is granulated, not stamped, and has this unusual floral design.
yesterday
Lynn Ardent commented on Betty's photo
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Bracelet made from belt 1?

"There is a seller from Turkey with a similar necklace on eBay now:  121289593662 "
yesterday

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