"Faouzi`s shop can be found at:
32 - 34 Souk Labbadine, Marrakech.
It`s not far from the Djem el Fnaa.
Don`t worry - Fauzi will have restocked anyway. When we went back to him after a few days travel further south the shop was full again. There may…"
"You`re right of course, Hillary. But my tumar is neither double nor does it have those great tassle dangles. I love the fine granulation, too.
My recent "tibetian" one was an eBay buy as well. So such necklaces are not skulking in secret…"
"Another eye-popping example of Faouzi`s work! His eye is unerring though I believe he prefers to ascribe his own talent to his materials. Quote - " the bead, she speak to me"!
Looking forward to seeing the rest here, Anna."
"I didn`t clean mine, Preethi. Probably I would just gently scrub such a thing with a soft toothbrush in warm water with washing-up liquid. Then dry immediately in a warm place and give it a gentle buff up.
I fear if I did it to this one the…"
"I too love beads and jewellery with bumps and squiggles on them (oh alright - granulation and filigree...)
I purchased a similar necklace off ebay recently - a very pretty one, but rather grubby. Did you clean your necklace? How does one clean beads…"
"Preethi, thank you - they are Moroccan beads bought on Etsy from someone who didn`t even include amber in the sale title, although the seller knew they were! The darker beads in the necklace are metal alloy so it`s not all amber.
Toya, if it`s at…"
and i do need therapy . i move to france 2 years ago . and as i do not speak french . yet ? it has been a whole different world from the southern california world that i left . rock and roll . . . . . .
Thanks for the comment on the Kuchi necklace. I bought it from an Afghan whose family members have been in the jewellery business for several generations in the northern region of Afghanistan. I agree it is quite unlike the Kuchi ornaments one sees these days and it would be interesting to find out if similar pieces exist.
Yes, I am from Marseille, (well I spent there most of my youth) and I return there quite regularly...I love the old place and the surrounding countryside and its wonderful history, rich in all sorts.....I followed with great interest your hilarious "misadventures" with the unfortunate Tibetan bracelet ! (I think I said somewhere that I liked it a lot in spite of the attacks from every quarters it has been subjected to............). I think you've beaten the VIEWING records...........Well Done (it was worth every penny if only for this! Am sure that the British crown jewels never received so much interest from such varied quarters!) . Well done and enjoy it. (I cant wait for you to post the one you are expecting..........Will you be brave enough? I am not sure I would be........you never know how the third world war will be triggered!......... )
Am sorry I delayed in answering, I must have forgotten, no excuse really.