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Richly enameled and studded with wonderful coral cabachons this tabzimt is old and features the main caracteristics of this famous kabyle ornament

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Comment by Alaa eddine SAGID on January 22, 2012 at 9:32

Thanx KARIE, it is indeed a beautiful ornament both aesthetically and endowed with a very cultural meaning.

Joost i can't agree more with your comment on the central coral cabochon, this pink colour has been the cause for me purchasing the jewel

Comment by Joost Daalder on January 22, 2012 at 2:15

Very glad to see it again, ayis. It should attract more attention and comments than it has done so far ... Looking at it closely this time (for some reason I must have been hurried previously) I do note that remarkable pinkish coral, which creates interesting variation and is a remarkably "under-stated" colour for the CENTRE of the piece (where you would expect the STRONGEST colour). I also note with pleasure the slightly bluish tinge in the green, and a noteworthy blue. It's obviously in good condition too. It really stands out, not only among tabzimts, but many other North African pieces now so often seen as well.

Comment by Karie on January 22, 2012 at 0:45

That is just beautiful!!!

Comment by Alaa eddine SAGID on December 31, 2011 at 10:33

Thanx joost, i particularly love the central coral cabachon with its pale rose and beautiful patina

Comment by Joost Daalder on December 31, 2011 at 2:39

Interesting colours, ayis!

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