"I wholheartedly suscribe to your argument regarding the size (Lynn and jean-marie).
I would love to have the feedback of anyone having seen the back of many tepeliks to update us on how the bar and loops on the back of Angelo's were technically…"
"Alaa, I think we can explain the size of this tepelik by it being Kurdish, and worn on top of a turban rather than a fez. Here are pictures of Kurdish ladies wearing tepeliks that are larger than their heads. :)"
in connection with the interesting comment of Alaa eddine, I send you some more ideas and information:
1) a diameter of 20 cm is not uncommon for Kurdish tepeliks; I have one, originating from Iraqi Kurdistan and of the same type as…"
"I think i have already said it on facebook, but i would like to repeat it here. There is a high likeliness that this jewel is not a tepelik for two reasons:
1 The dimension, again 8 inches or 20 cm is pretty large and it would be useful to have…"
I fully agree with the location: most likely southeastern Turkey, northern Syria, (maybe) Iraqi Kurdistan. Worn by Kurdish women or (if old enough) possibly by Armenians.
As to how it was worn: I never saw the arrangement of the…"
I am a humble collector of Libyan silver. If however you like any type of bracelets that I post , please let me know which type and I will try to find you a similar type and let you know how much it will cost you from the local market.
It will be my pleasure to be friends with you. I have a small collection mainly from Libya. I have posted most of my good pieces and am still posting any new items that I get. I hope that you will enjoy Libyan silver. I am sure that we can learn from each other about ethnic jewellery. Good luck to you .
Itt will be my pleasure to be friends with you. I love your eye for beauty and perfection. I am so impressed with the stunning items you have displayed. My collection is from Ethiopia, where I have lived for many years.
I hope you will enjoy the Ethnic jewels site. Also a good thing that you know to call your items by name and ethnic family. Gr. Ingrid.