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Yemen or Horn?

Large silver koran holder. I thought it looked Rashaida, but placing it is actually not that easy. Angela Fisher found this style on Zanzibar and Lamu, but of course it might also be from Yemen. When I bought the box, it looked like base metal, had the lid glued on and was in a pitiable though complete state. Ca. 10 x 11cm, lengths with bells is about 19 cm, just under 240 grams.
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  • Following in Angelo Filomeno's footsteps I did a bit of "restoration". Here's what it looked like when I found it:


  • Dear Betty, you have done an amazing & beautiful job restoring this gorgeous piece, one that is missing from my collection, well done!! congratulations, kind regards, zhanna

  • Well done Betty - it looks gorgeous! With kind regards. Peter

  • A lovely sleeping beauty, Betty. Its amazing how they are brought back to life with a little care and attention. There must be many more out there.

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