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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

marie jose Opper
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Mauritania I

"Me, too! The granulation is superb."
Jun 4
Preethi commented on marie jose Opper's photo
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Mauritania I

"Joining in on the group admiration. Anyone with photos of women wearing these?"
Jun 4
ingrid Langerak commented on marie jose Opper's photo
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Mauritania I

"lovely pieces."
Jun 3
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on marie jose Opper's photo
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Mauritania I

"Are these the type found among the moors in Timbuktu?"
Jun 3
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on marie jose Opper's photo
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Mauritania I

"Beautiful little things, some obviously with advanced age!! It is very interesting to see them still on their original fabric!"
Jun 3
Frankie Carter commented on marie jose Opper's photo
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Mauritania I

"Really lovely, wonderfully crafted beads. And beautiful against their background. What is it? Tuareg leather?"
Jun 3
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Mauritanian beads - how were these worn?

"I added two pictures of forehead silver ornaments sewed on fabric."
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Hair ornaments

"From Mauritania!  Great, thanks Alaa to find out......"
May 31
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Hair ornaments

"Another addendum to what have already been said. During my last trip to marrakech i secured a couple of these and the seller was knowledgeable as he sourced them himself in ....Muritania!!! So the Mauritanian origin seems now certain or these tiny…"
May 31
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Hair ornaments

"Thanks, Alaa. Very interesting to know. I thought I would perhaps make it to Paris, but unfortunately had to change my plans. I remember Marie Jose showing these hair pendants a while ago. Very attractive and special pieces."
May 26
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Hair ornaments

"Just to let you know that during my visit to the Yves saint laurent/ pierre bergé  exhibit on berber women in Paris, there was a huge picture of a possibly "TAMANART" woman wearing one of these on her braids!! A shock for me…"
May 26
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bracelet / anklet Tunesia?? help please

"Kholkhal from Gabes south Tunisia. "
May 21
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bracelet / anklet Tunesia?? help please

"Marie-Ange, they are Kholkal from Gabes, south Tunisia."
May 21
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Musée du Bardo Algiers

"I only came across this picture now. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for posting."
May 21
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Skhab. Algeria.

"Kronfel is " clou de girofle" in french."
May 11

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At 20:09 on January 16, 2014, Tsipporah Sofer said…

Dear Marie Jose,

Thank you for your quick response.

Yes, we do have in Israel the use of cloves as scented beads. They are used among the Bedouin who live around me. I put such a necklace on my site on the internet.

Since about twenty years I design, restore and collect bead necklaces. As I feel very lonely in my village in the Negev desert in Israel with this hobby, I started a site on the internet to inform the public en large about all kind of aspects of bead necklaces. (no selling!) The site is based on a huge library I compiled during these years. It is still under construction and texts and photographs are currently being revised. The site has several purposes: General information, (hidden) tips for those who make necklaces and finally it will teach people about the different necklaces over different places and times. One of the chapters is about bead necklaces as cosmetics:

Here you can see such a Bedouin necklace. (It is made for tourists I suppose.)
On this page you can see also one of the necklaces made of Tunisian amberpaste beads I have in my collection. 
Furthermore rose petal bead rosaries are also made here in Israel.
I would appreciate it very much if you have remarks, additions and or corrections for my site.
Wishing you well and more fruitful bead research, Tsipporah Sofer
At 15:36 on December 9, 2012, Marianne said…

oooh !! bonjour !! je suis à Collioure .............. vous collectionnez les bijoux ethniques aussi ?

At 20:28 on September 3, 2011, SARAH CORBETT said…

Delighted to see you here Marie

Warm wishes

Sarah

At 21:02 on September 2, 2011, Patricia Deany said…
Hello and welcome to our ethnic jewels site. We hope you will enjoy perusing our pics and reading our discussions and please feel free to join in the fun. We are always happy to hear others' opinions. Feel free to post pics of your jewels or other ethnic interests.
 
 
 

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