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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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ait ouakli commented on Pierre's photo
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collier kabyle ancien

"yes it is chaoui from aures, the central khamssa is famouse from the region, the others are fish khamssa ( phenician influence ) the other is salamder feet khamssa"
yesterday
ait ouakli commented on Pierre's photo
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collier kabyle ancien

"aures piece,kabyls have in this styl but not with khamssa"
yesterday
ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Necklace - Mahwit - Yemen

"This is a special piece"
Thursday
ait ouakli commented on bianca maggi's photo
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_SPB0361 FOTO

"Possibility of more fotos ? Thx "
Thursday
ait ouakli commented on ait ouakli's photo
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oulad nail ladies,jewelry and cloths

"the necklaces are semilar to tunisia,lybia ones, fibula: saoura/ oulad nail / aures. small fibulas: oulad nail, aures. Prayer boxes: aures/oulad nail"
Monday
ait ouakli posted photos
Monday
ait ouakli commented on HASSAN AMGHAR's photo
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berber women

"Typical oulad nail dancers, this foto and the girls are wide known and famouse, many other fotos from them dancing, aspecial one withdattes in hand The bracelets are oulad nail aures mix,earings tunisia,lybia and algeria ones,fibula, typical aures…"
Dec 14
ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Necklace - Yafi - Yemen

"wonderful piece, the beads are old yemeni sheap and they look used long time, they are for sure smooth in touching "
Dec 11
ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Necklace - Yemen - Signature of Silver Smith

"this is a seriouse stuff. i agree with all the comments about. very very nice"
Dec 11
ait ouakli commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0147 Libyan Necklace

"The salamander is high seen in many ethn8c groupes, in N Africa,its the same too. People have heritated the patternsand symbols that were trasmeted throw the time but the meanings of were lost in many cases. If you see some khamssas in…"
Dec 8
ait ouakli commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0147 Libyan Necklace

"mustafa thank you so much, yes we call them hawafir and sfayeh too ( sfihat in some regions ) the khamssa in the middle is wide in northafrica, the north of sahara, aures mountains until lybia. they represent the 2 protective elements : khamssa and…"
Dec 8
ait ouakli commented on ait ouakli's photo
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zebra shell

"yes you are right. i was looking for the old ones i was used to get from my malians friends, they didnt come this year. i had only this new ones opportunity, that cheap i didnt pay :-( i needed them so, i payed more than 2 $. i had no other…"
Dec 8
Ethnic Embellishments commented on ait ouakli's photo
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zebra shell

"One can buy antique shells- usually expensive per strand.  There are new ones coming out of the Phillipines that can be purchased for $2 a strand!!!!  They don't have the same, soft and work qualities as the antique, tribally-used…"
Dec 8
ait ouakli commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Hirtz Necklace - Oman

"outstanding necklace and the all new items you added. again, when are you openeing a museum  ?? "
Dec 8
ait ouakli posted a photo

zebra shell

nice strangs of zebra shells used in ethnic / tribal jewelry
Dec 8
ait ouakli commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0147 Libyan Necklace

"this is nice Mustafa, how you call them, salhat or salhiyat  ?? "
Dec 8

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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 7:00 on October 14, 2014, Elizabeth Lee said…
Hello Ait,
Thanks for your reply. I like your page....very interesting. I am in Morocco now, looking for Tuareg silver jewellery.
At 11:58 on September 14, 2014, karim Oukid said…

Bonjour Ait, Je te transmets mes salutations et mes remerciements pour les magnfiques commentaires!! J'espere qu'on reprenne contact tres bientot.

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.

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