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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Mustafa J. Salem
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Bracelets - Saudi Arabia

" 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..."
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Armlets - Saudi Arabia

"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…"
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Thelma's photo
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Thelma's photo
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Little tumar (tumarca)

"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…"
Mar 12
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Thelma's photo
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Little tumar (tumarca)

"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…"
Mar 11
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Thelma's photo
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Little tumar (tumarca)

"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…"
Mar 11
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Sharleen's photo
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Sharleen's photo
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Old silver coral cuff, can anyone ID please?

"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…"
Feb 22
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Sharleen's photo
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Old silver coral cuff, can anyone ID please?

"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…"
Feb 22
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Sharleen's photo
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Old silver coral cuff, can anyone ID please?

"If this is a product of the Italian school  crafts which was in Libya during the Italian time in Libya ' as Chantal has guessed' , then this would be  a  VERY  rare item indeed."
Feb 21

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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 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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Penny book

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A technical question.

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