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What is your everyday ethnic jewel that you wear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yvette Jan 14, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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Bracelet or fibula?

" Women from Ghadames in Libya wearing such small fibulas"
11 hours ago
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Preethi's photo
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Bracelet or fibula?

" The pectoral tha will include such smaller Fibulas"
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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Preethi's photo
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Bracelet or fibula?

" Here is an example of the smaller Libyan fibulas, they look like your bracelet somehow hence the confusion"
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Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Preethi's photo
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Bracelet or fibula?

"I will vote for "Nubian" cuffs as well. Although there exist a rarer type of Libyan fibulas which fit dimensions and shapes of your pieces Preethi. They are way smaller than what Mustapha has shown and are in that respect confusing to…"
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"Thanx to all for your lovely comments. @Peter You raise a good remark as to the similarity with the Afghani/pakistani chokers, and we have still to establish if this type of construction have originated in the immense influence of the ottomans or…"
Apr 20
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
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Betty's photo
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Mystery pendant

"Iran makes totally sense, they were and still are fanatics of silver capped semi precious stones worn as amulets....a tradition widely shared by other shia muslims from around the whole subregion such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, M.E... A very nice…"
Apr 20
Thelma commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"What a delight. Congratulations Alaa. What is the other stone, apart from the turquoise, which is used here?"
Apr 20
Peter Hoesli commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"Dear Alaa; This piece is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the turquoises. The discs and shapes of the dangles (like fish) remind me of an Afghani necklace, which i have in my collection. I will post it shortly. Congratulations for a great find! Peter "
Apr 19
Betty commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"Both very interesting and beautiful, Alaa. It seems that the basic design of this type of necklace was a great hit all through the Ottoman Empire and the neighbouring regions. Quite fascinating. I love the combination with turquoise. A lovely piece,…"
Apr 19
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

"I should add that the lower dangles are common imports/exports all around the middle east. They read in arabic "MALBOUSS AL AFIA" which could be roughly translated as "MAY YOU WEAR IT IN GOOD HEALTH" "
Apr 18
Alaa eddine SAGID posted a photo

Old Eastern Saudi silver and turquoise necklace

This is the first time i see a piece of this type, obviously suggesting an ottoman influence which eventually came to use distinctinve features of the jewelry from around eastern Saudi Arabia and the persian gulf.Similar piece were common in Kuwait…
Apr 18
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Preethi's photo
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From a Moroccan Zaiane fibula?

"The only way to know for sure is to test it, but generally gilt silver was very common among zaian (but meknes made) jewels, especially those of a certain age. Older examples used to employ vividly couloured stones such as the pinky one in the…"
Apr 18
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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NECKLACE - YEMEN

"Nice. Would love to know more about the yemen export to Egypt if you have got more info! Thanx"
Apr 18
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Preethi's photo
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Where's this beauty from?

"Nice buy!! Many forum members i presume were following the auction, including me (hanx preethi) However, i thought it is rather greek, or at least bulgarian near the greek border (pomak?) I think the Benaki museum has got a similar jewel with the…"
Apr 17
Betty commented on Alaa eddine SAGID's photo
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Antique Saudi gold and coral necklace

"Beautiful piece Alaa, and for sure another example of the vivid exchange between the African Horn, the Swahili Coast, the Arab Peninsula and the subcontinent all the way to Indonesia even. Just chanced upon another pic of the bracelets Preethi…"
Apr 17

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Berber happenings keep unfolding in Paris!!!

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

Berber women of Morrocco

Exhibition

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…

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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…

Thanks

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?

Becky

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 textiles.do 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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