Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Mustafa J. Salem
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  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
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Linda Kanu commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0475 - Copy Huafer 'horse shoe'

"These are very beautiful pieces Mustafa."
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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IMG_7804 Libyan Anklet

"Thank you Taco for your comment."
Sunday
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Taco Meeuwsen's photo
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Domed bracelet North Africa, hinged and hallmarked 1

"Just beautiful...Thanks for posting this treasure and for all the information about it."
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Taco Meeuwsen commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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IMG_7804 Libyan Anklet

"Truly beautiful work"
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Taco Meeuwsen's photo
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Green stone Bracelet 1

"Dear Taco;  thank you for your comment.  My interest is mainly Libyan silver. I  am almost sure that this piece is not Libyan, not the style nor the decoration. I hope that someone with knowledge about it will comment. For your…"
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Taco Meeuwsen left a comment for Mustafa J. Salem
"Thank you very much for your welcoming words. It is much appreciated. Have a great day. Taco Meeuwsen"
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Green stone Bracelet 1

"Beautiful bracelet. Though you say it is recent but the style and beauty is outstanding. The crafting is  professional and all together looks beautiful. Thanks for posting this nice item"
Friday
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0468 Old Libyan amulet in high quality silver.

"Thank you for your comment. Many Libyan amulets have either star of David or a five point star. Some also have the Cross or the crescent. These signs as well as other decorative symbols were very distinctive for ethnic jewelry in Libya mostly for…"
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0475 Huafer and salamander...

"These little items are used to combine and form amulets of different types as part of Libyan ethnic silver."
Oct 5
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Linda Kanu's photo
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"Beautiful piece , Any information about it ..where it is from ..etc ?  Thank you for posting this."
Oct 3
Linda Kanu commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0468 Old Libyan amulet in high quality silver.

"Very beautiful! Can somebody explain the star on top?"
Oct 2
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Ben abderrahman lahcen's photo
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"Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing the picture"
Sep 20
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo
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DSC_0390 Berber Bracelets from Morocco

"It was hard for me to understand what these decorations mean?? anybody knows what they indicate ??"
Sep 19

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Ethnic Silver- from Libya and North Africa
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Libya and North Africa

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At 7:51 on October 12, 2018, Taco Meeuwsen said…

Thank you very much for your welcoming words. It is much appreciated. Have a great day. Taco Meeuwsen

At 13:56 on December 20, 2015, Hager El Hadidi said…
Dear Mustafa
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
At 0:19 on October 13, 2015, Tesori Orientali said…

it 's a pleasure Mustafa…Thanx ...also sharing the same passion !!!

And ..as you know ..Libya was an italian colony …but i don't have any libyan bracelet ..do you sell them?? …i see you have sooo many !!!

 
 
 

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