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Old Tibetan bronze Melong mirror

Melong is a Tibetan term that means mirror, “looking glass”. The Tibetan Melong or Shamanic Mirror is is a polyvalent symbol, an ancient mystical device that is used in the Vajrayana Practices. Its origin dates back 5000 years to the ancient pre-Buddhist era of the original Tibetan Bon shamans, who were the astrologers, healers, soothsayers […]

Antique Shan silver “flower money” and primitive silver money on heavy sterling chain

From the Shan State in Burma (Myanmar), each “pak chee” flower money monetary unit is unique.  The interesting, sometimes flower-like or sometimes snowflake-like patterns are the result of how molten silver crystalizes and cools when poured into a crucible. These monetary forms are quite old, but it is difficult to know the exact age of these pieces. […]

Antique Kawari, Bugis silver amulet pair on silver chains

A rare pair of Kawari, from the Bugis people of Indonesia. It is increasingly rare to find a matched pair of these sterling silver antique protective amulets for children. Each side has a different magical diagram in wire work, and the necklace has been made so that either side of each amulet can be turned […]

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ingrid Langerak commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"Hi Eva, thank you  it is a lovely piece.  It is alrright that you take a bit of a Sabbatical leave from Ethnic Jewels, but we expect some lovely pictures , of course. Gr. Ingrid."
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Peter Hoesli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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ANKLETS - AFGHANISTAN

"Dear Mustafa and Ala'a; Many thanks for your messages. Yes, the orange color is enamel. With kind regards. Peter"
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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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ANKLETS - AFGHANISTAN

"Beautiful. We rarely see these in good silver. What about those color touches ? Enamel?"
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Betty commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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ANKLETS - PASHTUN-AFGHANISTAN

"Beautiful, Peter. I like their elegance and the engravings. Kind regards, Betty"
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0098 An Old Libyan Necklace 'Shariya'

"Thanks a lot for your kind comment Peter."
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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ANKLETS - AFGHANISTAN

"gorgeous pair. Looks very much in perfect shape. Congratulations and thanks  for posting this  Peter."
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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NECKLACE - SYRIA

"Beautiful necklace  Peter. I love all its details and the way the amulets placed. Thanks for posting this interesting piece."
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Peter Hoesli commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0098 An Old Libyan Necklace 'Shariya'

"This piece is gorgeous Mustafa - Congratulations! With kind regards. Peter"
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Eva Baby commented on bianca maggi's photo
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"When I looked at the photos (without clicking on them), I knew this was Dogon.  It is really a very nice one, I feel it is a pity that all Dogon pieces are made of iron (I know because of the belief in it s Special protective Qualities), but…"
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Eva Baby commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"that is really nice!  Like it a lot! Such a pleasure to see. Sorry, I am not so often on Ethnic Jewels anymore, as I am too busy with my photographic activities."
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on bianca maggi's photo
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"Very original and nice looking. The pendants are quite well crafted and with very nice combination of items. Nice to have Bianca, congratulations."
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Nada commented on Betty's photo
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Bracelets or Anklets? ID please

"They are lovely Betty! I like!"
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Mai Vue commented on Kathleen McCabe-Elsey's photo
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Neckring Hmong with Spirit Lock

"Hi Kathleen, thank you so much, here is what I did to the neck ring the way i like."
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Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Bracelets or Anklets? ID please

"Thanks so much, Rabah! Your information and pictures are greatly appreciated.  I had seen somewhat similar looking silver versions of these bracelets before, but they were still still quite different."
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Alex Frankel commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0933 Little pendants from Libya

"how much do they cost?"
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ait ouakli commented on Betty's photo
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Bracelets or Anklets? ID please

"hello Betty yes it is possibl from tbessa or regions round. tey are actualy worn in tunisia and lybia too i make it short, i have only few mn but later on, i come to you with more details. tbessa is a city in the aures,the inhabitants are chawi and…"
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