"I liked this piece when you posted it on Facebook, Alaa, and still do. The difference is that now we know more about it than the info which you already supplied, which makes it even better! I fully support the notion of a Yemen/Oman combination: as…"
"I also think that this is "Chinese hilltribe", but most probably from the Miao in south west China rather than from the Golden Triangle. The Miao have made, and are making, many pieces in just this style. The items are attractive, but…"
"Great! Thanks very much, Sarah and Mustafa. That will be very helpful to my correspondent. I could certainly not identify the one in the foreground, and the one in the background did seem North African to me, but I did not think of Tunisia - which…"
"Dear Eva, it was me who wrote this piece of history and not @Anjali. There is a Omo Valley from the Omo river.Like I wrote, Oromo is not an area, they are an ethnic group who lives all over Ethiopia, many are islam,others christians, other…"
"Dear Brooke; I will certainly do that. I have my collection not with me in Jordan but at my home. However, I will be travelling to Europe later this month and will provide you a photo of all the Swat Valley torque in shiny condition. With kind…"
Hi all, - I have been asked by a bona fide poster and collector to identify these two pieces, but, although I could have a stab at it, I feel sufficiently uncertain to ask anyone who cares to do so to tell me what these are. I have seen similar…
"Anjali, I have never been to Ethiopia. I travelled a lot in Western Africa (Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and a bit in Mauritania near the border to Mali and several times in Morocco and Tunisia), but not East Africa, so I am no expert about…"