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ait ouakli commented on ait ouakli's photo
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djerba necklace detail 3

"thank you Ann yes, nice colors. this was sold immediatly to the first colector i sent fotos. others wanted it too. maybe i get the luck to find them another one"
Thursday
ann commented on ait ouakli's photo
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djerba necklace detail 3

"I love dark blue beads with silver and then there's the beautiful coral and unusual silver elements.   Very very nice."
Thursday
ait ouakli commented on SARAH CORBETT's photo
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opinions please v2

"this piece has been traveling and chnaging owners since long time. i think, the same is now in a friend propriety. interesting to see it it here i m not sure but i can say it is from north nigeria"
Sunday
ait ouakli commented on Savanna Caravan's photo
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MorocNA1

"the fish in the left is a hypocampus,it is a lucky fish and people at the coasts and fishers, have it in wallets as luck talisman.moe commun in specialy in tunisia the kife is a typical northafrica too. more commun for in marocco as the koumia…"
Sunday
ait ouakli replied to Son of Hmong's discussion who invent this?
"just to add to what sarah wrote, the basic bag is northafrican, very old tradition. the decoration is for tourists shops and markts"
Sunday
ait ouakli commented on Savanna Caravan's photo
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Kabyle silver cuffs

"they are actualy for the feets, alled irdifen or ikhelkhalen very nice quality, not copy, authetic and gppd purshassing, they could be at least before 1940 the enameling in kabyl jewelry is over 500 years old. the bracelets, fibel, bruchs,necklaces…"
Jul 20
ait ouakli commented on Savanna Caravan's photo
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Kabyle silver cuffs detail1

"Splendid pieces , congrats. They are now very difficult to get They are all hand made,the decorationis splendid,the punshes used for making the paterns are rare The pins look not silver, i advice you to go to any smith and aske him to remplce them…"
Jul 19
ait ouakli commented on Tanja C.Rheinheimer's photo
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old brecelet berber(?) 2 - detail

"Nice nice, the amber as cabochon is recent in jewelry world in general.in the ethnic/tribal never seen it and definetly not faceted It was some orders from/for westerns starting in beggining of the 20 th century Personaly, i see…"
Jul 18
ait ouakli commented on Betty's photo
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Tunisian pendant with silver chain

"If you check the chaine, you will find some hallmarks too"
Jul 18
ait ouakli commented on Betty's photo
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Tunisian pendant with silver chain

"What a beauty, now with the chaine and this grandiose bachground and atmosphere, we see how beautiful it is I see atleast 1 hallmark in front and 2 in the back"
Jul 18
ait ouakli commented on Toya's photo
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Old Yemen silver bead and amber necklace

"Toya, feligree is thinn and light,it can melt easy if it gets high temperatur needed to meld normal solder The feligree smiths, make of silver a thinn powder sometime thex mix borax to it. They let it fell on feligree pieces put together and sweeped…"
Jul 18
ait ouakli commented on Tanja C.Rheinheimer's photo
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old brecelet berber(?) 2 - detail

"Tanja, where did you get it ?"
Jul 18
ait ouakli commented on Tanja C.Rheinheimer's photo
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old brecelet berber(?) 2 - detail

"You are right Patti, it looks amber Then,if was originaly used and not added later, the yemen or berber possibilities are thinn I can say carefuly ottoman influence and /or balticum/balkan"
Jul 18
ait ouakli commented on Tanja C.Rheinheimer's photo
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old brecelet berber(?) 2 - detail

"Is it glas or amber ? It has the yemen touch but the big stone is unusual"
Jul 17
ait ouakli commented on Frankie Carter's photo
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925/Sterling Niello Silver Kazakh Bracelet/Bangle.

"Splendid bracelet. frankie, today no amber ?"
Jul 17
ait ouakli commented on Tanja C.Rheinheimer's photo
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Allah

"I agree with sarah"
Jul 17

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
north africa
Jewels from which regions interest you?
sahara

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At 14:12 on February 9, 2014, Anjali said…

Hi ait,

Thank you.  There are so many knowledgeable people here and so many beautiful and interesting pieces.  I know I will learn a lot.

At 13:16 on April 8, 2013, Ahmad Hussein said…
Hi did you see syria necklace give us advice
At 14:10 on March 17, 2013, Pierre said…

Merci pour vos commentaires pierre.

At 16:50 on December 10, 2012, Cyn Redfern said…

Thank you! My photo was for a fashion shoot so the earring is upside down. I'll be adding photos soon. Some are digital but most are "photographs" since I've been collecting a long time and need to be converted to disc.

At 15:21 on May 25, 2012, Amir said…

Hi ait ouakli Sir,

                    I hope everything is going fine with you..your input on this forum hold high value.keep up your postings Sir.Thank you

Best Wishes 

Amir

At 13:51 on May 11, 2012, andy deng said…

can you supply amber beads,my friend??

At 1:41 on March 18, 2012, Muslim said…

Thank you for your invitations dear. I really enjoy visiting your site. Good job! 

At 18:26 on February 27, 2012, Patricia Deany said…

We are always interested in Tuareg and ALgerian jewelry and will welcome your insights.

At 18:11 on February 27, 2012, Patricia Deany said…

Hello and welcome to our website. We are always eager to hear the ideas and contributions from our members. Please feel free to read and peruse our pics and forums and to add your own pertinent content.

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