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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 13. 2 Replies

A lovely smooth and tactile cone pendant from Tunisia. Would this have been worn as one pendant or as a pair. Does anyone know how it would have been worn?…Continue

Tags: pendant, dangles, silver, cone, Tunisian

Trying to ascertain age of these

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Dec 5, 2015. 2 Replies

I'll show the back too…Continue

Tags: hallmark, earring, Kabyle

Wondering about this

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I was looking at this…Continue

 

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Charmoukh

"How lovely, I had missed this post before. It must be quite a heavy piece. ANd I love the dangly bits. Where is the ancient version from? Do you know how ancient?"
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Berber necklaces original stringing

"Hi Patty, I obtained these from a dealer in Ouarza, not the main one but one of the smaller dealers in those shops in the same arcade. He had a small cache of old things."
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Berber necklaces original stringing

"Cordelia, did you obtain these from one dealer in one place, or from several dealers?"
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Chinese mother of pearl disc pendants

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touareg silver ring

"lovely rings and quite hard to find nowadays!"
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Cordelia Donohoe replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Tunisian cone pendant with dangles
"Yes, thanks Edith, you could be right, I think also that the dangles were probably originally on long rihana chains too."
Mar 13
Edith D replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Tunisian cone pendant with dangles
"Hi Cordelia, I am not completely sure, but this item strikes me as Libyan rather than Tunisian. Having said this, it is true that Libya and Tunisia have a shared history and frequent cultural contact. My guess is that this is a fragment from a…"
Mar 13
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Chinese mother of pearl disc pendants

These disks are from the Yi people of the Liangshan region in Sichuan
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Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

A lovely smooth and tactile cone pendant from Tunisia. Would this have been worn as one pendant or as a pair. Does anyone know how it would have been worn?See More
Mar 7
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Berber necklaces original stringing

"Love these simple necklaces, Cordelia. You don't have to wait for a special occasion to wear them! They can become your friends."
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Berber necklaces original stringing

These necklaces collected in the Anti Atlas region of Morocco are the kinds of necklaces worn by rural ladies, their humble stringing on bits of string show they are not put together by a dealer. They have their own beautiful balance and delicacy.…
Mar 5
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Tunisian rihann chains

"So nice to see them all together. Beautiful examples."
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Berber necklaces original stringing

"Lovely examples of simple rural necklaces. This type is one of my favorites."
Mar 5
Leonor Arnó commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Berber necklaces original stringing

"I love these humble examples of ethnic adornments. A few years ago I bought some similar necklace in Algeria, and I treasure one of them and use it very often"
Mar 5

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
bracelets. earrings, rings necklaces
Jewels from which regions interest you?
North Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan

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The London Antique textile and Tribal Art Fair Sunday June 8th

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:39 1 Comment

'Unusual pieces each with a story to tell take centre stage at this respected fair loved by collectors and interior designers. More than 50 exhibitors bring in their treasures collected from around the world -  African textiles, Asian rugs, embroideries and striking jewellery from as far as Africa and Afghanistan.' 10.30am to 5pm at the Olympia Hilton Hotel. Hope to see you there, Cordelia x

Hamsa question

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 19:30 3 Comments

hello lovely peops. I have this wonderful old Moroccan hamsa and the symbols are really intriguing me. I am trying to find out all about it. Apparently the four petalled rose on a door means the house belongs to Christians. Does anyone think that it means that it is a Christian…

My daddy, bless him

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 17:41 5 Comments

A little piece I wrote on my dad in my blog, I only hope I can find such great things....

http://azultribe.com/2014/02/17/conversations-with-my-father/…

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Posted on January 24, 2014 at 15:30 10 Comments

Hello everyone, Im having a correspondence with someone  who has what seems to be to be a relatively inexpensive Afghan Kuchi necklace along…

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