" Fancy pair Peter. They look solid ' not hollow' like the other pair you showed... These must be quite old as well as in the last few decades girls in that area tend to wear more gold than silver... I believe..."
"These are lovely pieces Peter. They look very much worn and repaired which means that they have been used for quite some time. Very nice to have these Peter though I remember that you have posted sometime ago some similar pieces if I am not…"
"Thank you Thelma for your comment on my observation. That is interesting to know about the numbers.. I noticed also that in the four half moon shapes with very small dots there is always 9 of them at the top. while the sides and the centre…"
"Thank you Thelma for the elaborate explanations and the good information which sounded very interesting to me. I also noticed that the total pieces hanging are always 18 . In the old picture you showed down there are six raws but with three each…"
"Very interesting and unique to me. I wonder what kind of papers stored in the tube ? (amulets)? .I also wonder whether the directions of the crescents with the five-point stars " facing up or down" has any significance ? ( total 18/11…"
"Dear Sharleen: As Chantal has said may be the Arabic script is done as part of an artistic craft of the piece but not necessary to be read easily. However I can read some of the letters and do not understand one letter. The first part says Bani or…"
"Dear Sharleen: As Chantal has said may be the letters here are crafted to be ornamental without having a clear word(S). What I can read is BANI or Bin " meaning children of or son of " then there is one letter not clear as it should have…"
I am an anthropologist and I am very interested in ethnic jewellary of Egypt, Libiya and Sudan in particular and North African and Red Sea Region. I also have a substantial collection of silver