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Enough Fertility Symbols to Frighten the Bride Away from Marriage

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:33 0 Comments

Antique Gilded Silver Yemen Wedding Necklace Amulets Granulated Beads

By Anna Garner

 This is an antique gilded silver wedding necklace worn by a woman in Yemen in the early nineteen hundreds. It probably belonged to a woman whose family could afford the extra cost of apply a gold…


Ancient Bactrian Steatite Stone Vessel with Typical Incised Designs

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:24 0 Comments

by Anna Garner

The use of this ancient Bactrian steatite stone vessel with typical incised designs cannot be determined from this distance in time and differences in technology and culture. We do know from visual examination of the pot that it is incised with the typical zigzag patterns that prevailed throughout an early period of the…


The Signet Seals of Pre-Literate Early Bactria-Margiana

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 21:30 0 Comments

by Anna Garner

Still no actual alphabetic messages have been found on a single artifact excavated from or picked up from the surface of one of the sites of the Bactria-Margiana Archeological Complex.   Geographically, the more or less agreed upon boundaries of this area would be Southern Turkmenistan, Eastern Iran and most of Afghanistan reaching over to the Indus Valley in what is now Pakistan.  The time frame of the most significant cultural items produced by these migrating…


A Shared Culture of Ornamentation

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 21:00 0 Comments

by Anna Garner

The ancient culture of Bactria along the Amu Darya river (now in Afghanistan), the Margiana culture along the Murghab river (now in Turkmenistan), the proto-Iranian culture in the deserts south of the Caspian all reveal enough strong parallels in ornamentation that some archeologists have grouped them into one of the following appellations: Bactria-Margiana Archeological Complex (BMAC), Outer Iranian culture, or proto-Iranian culture.  Whether the shared cultural items…


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At 2:16 on June 21, 2013, Julianna Lindsey said…

Hello Anna,

I just posted some pics of a belt from East Africa but of Omani influence (we think).  I'd be keen to know your opinion of its origin and quality.  I know you have lots of Yemeni pieces, but this seems less intricate than the Bawsani work.

Thanks so much!


At 16:57 on February 14, 2013, nazir zargar said…
Hi Anna I need your email I have some turkman pieces.if you like I sent some pictures.
At 20:18 on December 31, 2012, Joost Daalder said…

You have some very good Turkoman pieces among the many that one can find on the web - pieces both early and authentic and attractive. So I was delighted to show them to others. As I become more "advanced" as a poster I not only know better which pieces to choose, but also try to stick to a culture area for a while and provide some kind of "coverage" of it rather than confuse people unduly by being "all over the shop" all the time.

At 21:07 on February 22, 2012, kmena meme said…

ineed your email.

At 21:05 on February 22, 2012, kmena meme said…

Thank you anne about you feelings


At 5:46 on January 20, 2012, Suzan Kaplan said…

Hi Anna, You wear your finery with the dignity it deserves...a lovely picture!

At 10:20 on January 19, 2012, SARAH CORBETT said…

Hi Anna,

you should wear it every day.

True goddess attire!


At 6:16 on January 19, 2012, gopal sharma karith said…

Dear Anna . many thanks to you to comment on my Jewellery .

At 23:42 on January 18, 2012, Chantal said…

It looks very regal and impressive   Ana, thanks for posting.

At 14:21 on January 7, 2012, Amir said…

Dear Anna Madam,I am glad to hear you lived in Pakistan.Feel free in asking me if you need any kind of beads or jewlery,just let me know about your taste,i will try my level best to make it available for you.Take a good care of youself ma'am.Please visit my photos.i have updated my page.Thank you

Kind Regards





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