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New addition of 12 Ethiopian hairpins, vintage, partly silver, to my Ethiopian hairpin collection.

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Comment by Eva Baby on March 27, 2016 at 15:42

@thank you very much Thelma!  The filigree ones are quite special and new in my collection, while I already had some of the simple type.

Comment by Thelma on March 27, 2016 at 14:38

Eva, what a beautiful picture of your hairpins. Congratulations on this recent find. I love the filigree ones.

Comment by Eva Baby on March 27, 2016 at 4:25

@thanks Betty!  I am looking forward to your posts!  Happy Easter!

Comment by Betty on March 26, 2016 at 19:57

You have a great hairpin collection, Eva, and you are right, it is not so easy to find Ethiopian pieces at the moment. A got lucky a while ago and found a few wonderful things. Will post them, these days. Thanks again for showing the new hairpins! You should wear them - I wear mine all the time and so far have not lost one :-)

Comment by Eva Baby on March 25, 2016 at 18:44

@Thank you all for the comments!  In fact, it is about one year that I did not find any Ethiopian I was quite lucky.  I have not seen the filigree type before, while I had some of the simple type at left already.  But nevertheless, I was very happy to get them all. The bracelet was bought in Ethiopia, but is not silver and Yemeni style, but Ethiopians consider it as Ethiopian, as this seems to  be used a lot in Ethiopia. I just used it for decoration, I have it since about 2 years.

Comment by Peter Hoesli on March 25, 2016 at 17:57
Dear Eva; These hair pins are just delicious - wonderful! Congratulations. Peter
Comment by Chantal on March 25, 2016 at 17:47

Beautiful. So delicate. Love the filigreed ones. And sunny -African!- background...Am so glad you've restarted posting your little treasures.

Comment by Eva Baby on March 24, 2016 at 20:59

@thanks Alaa eddine,  I did use some for my own hair (in summer when I put it up because of the heat), but I got too afraid of losing them..  so I stopped this.  Perhaps on a courageous day sometime, I might try it  again.

Comment by Alaa eddine SAGID on March 24, 2016 at 19:23

A nice addition. Do you happen to use them for your hair do Eva ?

Comment by Eva Baby on March 24, 2016 at 18:15

@thank you Betty, these are from member Nathalie Wijkers, who showed them here.......... that is how I got them. At the moment, it seems for Ethiopian items Etsy is  a  better place than Ebay.....  But she got them from a fleamarket! Our fleamarkets open only in late spring......but I decided already to look around there too, this summer.



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