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What is your everyday ethnic jewel that you wear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yvette Jan 14. 9 Replies

Hi dear forum members,I recently posted a discussion asking what is your preferred piece of jewelry.Let us see if through your passion for ethnic jewelry you came to adopt that little bracelet you…Continue

How to make better pictures of jewelry we want to share in the forum?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harald Oct 8, 2012. 10 Replies

We all are very blessed to be part of this forum, sharing knowledge and building friendships. One of my favourite thing  here is to post and view photos, but i found it always awkward to take…Continue

What is your one piece prefered jewelry ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eva Baby Jul 10, 2012. 22 Replies

From your private collection or from that of a famous museum. It may also be a picture of another member here or one that you just pickec from the net or from a book (with all due respect to…Continue

From Timbuktu to North Africa, when the Sahara was a civilization's medium

Started this discussion. Last reply by ingrid Langerak Feb 5. 15 Replies

Since the first travel accounts of Morocco were made by Arab and European explorers during the Middle Ages the jewellery of North Africa has aroused great interest.A plethora of ethnologists, during…Continue


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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Pierre's photo

collier kabyle ancien

"I think this one is more Chaouia and Aures mountains, with some rare khamsa shapes. Nice one Je pense celui la est plus chaouia et montagnes des aures Belle composition et formes rares de khamsas"
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Betty commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo

Antique Ottoman prayer holder

"Wow, Alaa - this is gorgeous! What a find. Congratulations."
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Antique Ottoman prayer holder

This fabulous piece is showcasing workmanship from nowaday turkish town of Safranbolu, former Saphrampolis. Green enamel over gilt silver with carved coral cabs.I have only seen this workmanship applied on the celebrated old belt buckles never on a…
11 hours ago
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on ingrid Langerak's photo


"Thanx Ingrid for such enlighting info"
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on ingrid Langerak's photo


"Nice ine indeed. How are you able to label it as coptic and still place it in harrar the stauchly muslim ethipopian city? I am awar that there might be a christian minority in the city, or was harrar only cited as a purchase place? Thanx"
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Joost Daalder's photo

Arnauten belt from the Balkans as known in Egypt

"@jOSE The pedigree of the spanish museum belt is not odd per se, and it could be explained with full validity by both theories The female one with the presence of balkan ladies attested in Moroccan harems quite early (through the ottoman white…"
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Son of Hmong's discussion someone could give me some infors about North India?
"Which city are you going to ? If you go through Kashmir, then Srinagar would be your best bet, but beware the Kashmiri dealer are amongst the toughest in business in all of India (matter of fact you will find them everywhere!!!) Many new things as…"
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Toya's photo

Silver ring

"Greaaaat ring. I thought it vas similar to those rajahstani pendants made from drops mesh that keep moving, but your ring is even more complexe for the balls are not mere silver drops but they are made to be hollow from silver sheets!!! which must…"
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo

Belt - Armenia

"Fantastic reference Betty, many thanx"
Dec 12
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo

Belt - Armenia

"Very good Betty, Though i am still hesitating to definetely conclude if the original stra was a belt Like Peter's or a headresse like Linda's. Maybe the same design was used to make both jewels. @ Peter Both places are not extremely far…"
Dec 12
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo

Makinak Necklace - Oman

"You are right, could it be that the belt you posted underwent some "arrangements" by middle eastern former owners or dealers?!"
Dec 12
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo

Belt - Armenia

"I can read "KAVKAZ" or caucasus on the belt buckle, but i think you already noticed that detail The jeweled diamond shaped parts are more northern caucasus though (Daghestan....)"
Dec 12
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo

Necklace - Yemen

"Wow, the coral contrast with silver is stunning. I have never seen these necklaces with coral before, they might be quite old and from a very rich background!! Love the little hand as well, another first sight on any yemen piece. Congrats"
Dec 10
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Joost Daalder's photo

Arnauten belt from the Balkans as known in Egypt

"I do fully understand your arguments Joost and i am keen on accepting them for you have collected and studied a lot more data on these belts than i personally have. My methodology on this subject is restrained to the simple fact of pointing to…"
Dec 10
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Joost Daalder's photo

Arnauten belt from the Balkans as known in Egypt

"The only firm reference of these belts in Egypt should be the example kept in the coptic museum in cairo, only one example and if it found a way to the coptic museum then it should relate to the coptic / christian population in Egypt thus without…"
Dec 10
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo

head ornament_2

"Lovely wear on this one, and genuine old fake coins as pendants, those are quite rare in jewelry, often found on very old pieces from central anti atlas. I mean by genuine fake coins, fake coins made at that time; around 1189 islamic or 1775 !! Is…"
Dec 10

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Berber happenings keep unfolding in Paris!!!

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:53 13 Comments

Berber women of Morrocco


March 21 - July 20, 2014

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent is proud to announce the opening of its 21st exhibition, Berber Women of Morocco. It is an occasion not only to share the richness of the Amazigh civilization, but also to honor Berber women, to whom the Amazigh culture owes its…


A wonderful online book on east african jewels

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 14:30 3 Comments

JOSE has unearthed an online book on east african jewels!


click here to domnload the book on your browser (PDF)


It might be the only reference book on the subject, rich with many a picture of jewelry and local people wearing it.


Written in Spanish and French


Happy reading



Silver beads ID?

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 20:20 10 Comments

Does anyone know from were these delicacies come from?

Thanx very much

Chinese silver hallmark ID ?

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 19:57 1 Comment

Any info on this hallmark found on this beautifully carved chinese (?) large necklace.

Thank you…


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At 11:44 on November 8, 2013, Nyein Chan Oo said…


At 0:03 on November 6, 2013, SARAH CORBETT said…
Hi Alaa, welcome back and big congratulations on completing Hajj. Blessing be upon you x
At 18:23 on May 4, 2013, Angela Lovett said…

Thank you Ayis! Pleasure to meet you! It was an incredible trip - one of the best travel experiences of my life!

At 23:37 on August 21, 2011, Becky Rogers said…
At 21:13 on July 19, 2011, Isabel Iglesias said…
J'ai envie de tout ta connaissance...
At 18:47 on July 19, 2011, Eva Baby said…
Hi, thank you for your message. I had replied with a real long message, talking and talking about Mali and my experience.. there.. and then it made "shwupps" and all disappeared. I don't know why this always happens to me on this website. I am sorry, I need now a break and will answer tomorrow. I wrote a lot, and it is all gone.... Sorry, I will try tomorrow, when I am fresh and full of energy... With best regards, Eva
At 2:34 on July 19, 2011, Becky Rogers said…

Hi Ayis,

have you had any luck with MarocAntics via email, or are you able to go in person?


At 22:46 on June 16, 2011, Ethnic Embellishments said…
Hello Ayis, I just posted two photos of a bead which has very similar work to your bracelets.
At 7:04 on June 15, 2011, manish khavadiya said…
we are collectors & dealers of gypsy textile antiques & jewellery from south and central India.we are looking for buyers collectors for the same kindly feel free to contact us.kindly add us to your network.we can also mail you the pictures of original antique check our profile it has some great pictures.
kindly visit us when you come to new Delhi,India
At 20:40 on June 11, 2011, Ethnic Embellishments said…
Hello Ayis, sorry to bother you.  I was wondering if you could give me any feedback regarding the Tunisian collar I posted a photo of today.  Thanks!



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