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SPAMMING SEASON has begun again

Started Nov 5, 2014 0 Replies

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Yemeni Silversmiths in Israel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty Mar 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Does anyone have any information about the modern Yemeni Jewish silversmiths ? I believe there is a school for traditional Yemeni silversmiths in Ashkalon , Israel ?Continue

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Thelma commented on Ishvara Dhyan's photo
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afghan talisman

"Very unusual, Ishvara. The small beads look very traditional but the larger glass inserts seem more contemporary. I haven't seen one like this before."
Jun 1, 2016
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May 31, 2016
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Penca de Balangandan

"nice and never seen before! Lovely."
Sep 19, 2015
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Penca de Balangandan

These charms or good luck pieces were first worn by African slaves in Brazil in the 17th and 18th centuries. They are called "Penca de Balangandan" and were common in the state of Bahia, Brazil. They were traded as well as bought and sold. The…
Sep 16, 2015
ingrid Langerak commented on Ishvara Dhyan's photo
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Berber Hamsa - enamel hand painted on silver

"What a lovely Hamsa. Very decorative."
Jun 26, 2015
Ishvara Dhyan commented on Edith D's photo
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Bracelets with Solomon's Seal

"Magan Shlomo - Solomon's seal is a pentagram ... this is a Magan David"
Jun 7, 2015
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May 31, 2015
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Antique Balkan choker

"Pomegranate / Tulip design"
Apr 26, 2015
Ishvara Dhyan commented on howah's photo
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Antique Balkan choker

"You dont think it is Afghani ? the pomegranate design with the inverted triangle is a typical Afghan amulet design"
Apr 26, 2015
Ishvara Dhyan replied to Ishvara Dhyan's discussion Tuareg Hair Pendants - does anyone know more about their significance ?
"Thanks Aala"
Apr 21, 2015
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Ishvara Dhyan's discussion Tuareg Hair Pendants - does anyone know more about their significance ?
"The oldest example i have ever seen is a hand carved carnelian ring of the same shape kept in the museum of Aswan in south Egypt and labelled as Pharaonic.... Yours are likely part of the latest production and are not strictly from the more Saharan…"
Apr 20, 2015
Ishvara Dhyan replied to Ishvara Dhyan's discussion Tuareg Hair Pendants - does anyone know more about their significance ?
"I know they exist in Carnelian, Agate, Bohemian Glass and various metals .. They are called " Talhakimt " and also " Tanfouk " Worn in the Sahara by Tuareg women ... but i cant find out much more about them ?"
Apr 20, 2015
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Apr 20, 2015
ingrid Langerak commented on Ishvara Dhyan's photo
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Yemeni / Ethiopian silver necklace

"Ishvara, it is a year later, but like you gave it a title Yemeni- Ethiopian,  I would place it more in Yemini, because of the smaller beads those are definitely Yemeni, the  pendant can be from both places exceptt he the ending decorations…"
Jan 4, 2015
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brass bowl 3

"These Hammam Bowls usually come as a set of four in varying sizes that all fit together"
Dec 7, 2014
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brass bowl 4

"This is a Hammam Bowl for scooping water ... my guess is from Damascus or Aleppo in Syria"
Dec 7, 2014

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
silver work & traditional beadwork
Jewels from which regions interest you?
North Africa , Middle East , Central Asia , India

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