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ait ouakli commented on SARAH CORBETT's photo
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"fantastic, the fontaine in kabyle is called " tella" i remember exactly thoes scenes when i was colecting water in the holidays i spent in my ant house. there is actualy a complet social rules in this part of dayly live. the old women…"
12 hours ago
ait ouakli commented on milene rust's photo
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"i like this a lot. is is chrysokola or colored howlite  ?? very nice combination you have a fantastic eye for the colors and forms. the signature of the tuareg pendant looks like it is the front side. less is more congrats for the futur owner"
12 hours ago
ait ouakli commented on ait ouakli's photo
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"i have good news for thus bracelets lovers, i m getting 2 beautiful old pairs. almost impossibl to find as a pair 1 pair is already on hold more infos soon"
18 hours ago
ait ouakli commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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"nice colection and good wear.  like a lot. repaque, the real amber has always large holes and with time, they get even larger. the wire inside pilishes them and lefts a trace as a second hole. it gives them also the encense smell"
yesterday
ait ouakli commented on Frankie Carter's photo
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Moroccan/Chinese(?) Amber and Indian Sterling Silver Bead Necklace.

"Frankie, did you add the silver beads ? as amber queen for sure not. this amber will look much better with some marocan,west sahara or mauritanian beads"
Tuesday
ait ouakli commented on Frankie Carter's photo
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Moroccan/Chinese(?) Amber and Indian Sterling Silver Bead Necklace (detail).

"looks amber to me, marocan / china is not  :-)  it is from the Balcan as you know the shape and colors look more african, the china prefer as already mentioned lighter ones and more direction round shape ( has to be thick )"
Tuesday
ait ouakli commented on ait ouakli's photo
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touareg chech pendent

"Worn from men in sdbeiba festival"
Tuesday
ait ouakli commented on ait ouakli's photo
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"This was already sold in origine country, an anbassador bought it"
Tuesday
ait ouakli commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Tera, Tcherot, North Niger region

"the three lower ones dont belong to the upper ones, a smith reworked them. it is normal if a woman gives the order to make them and waits a while. if the smiths are busy, the master gives the work for different other smiths working with him to get…"
Monday
ait ouakli commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Tera, Tcherot, Hoggar region

"i actualy know the niger ones as temporal and always worn as a pair,i was offered manytimes to buy but i had and still have a big colection of the Hoggar ones. the niger ones in silver is not commun to find and i like this jewelry only in silver. i…"
Monday
ait ouakli commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Tera, Tcherot, Hoggar region

"here from the ritberg museum "
Monday
ait ouakli commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Tera, Tcherot, Hoggar region

"as i already wrote you, there is a difference in the way they are worn. the hoggar ones are worn as a pectoral ( pedant ) alone or with the cubic one, also a shell or white agate bead with small beads in a necklace. i sold one recently, i ll try to…"
Monday
ait ouakli commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Tera, Tcherot, Hoggar region

"nice piece it is from north niger and not from Hoggar. worn as a pair,head jewelry, the Hoggar ones are worn as necklaces pendants. it looks like the front is silver, the back is always a metal sheet"
Monday
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"
Jul 24
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."
Jul 24
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"
Jul 20

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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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