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Tsipporah Sofer commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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bauxite Mizo Chin headdress view 1

"Dear Linda, Are bauxite beads locally found too in the area were the Mizo Chin live? If not, they made a long journey to be incorporated in this very impressive headdress. Thank you for putting so beautiful and interesting jewelry on Ethnic Jewels,…"
Mar 25, 2016
Tsipporah Sofer commented on Patricia Deany's blog post jewelry collection at year's end- verdigris
"To keep necklaces dry I put besides them those moist absorbing cushions or the little boxes you find often together with medicine. Or why not add raw grains of rice into the plastic bag as we are used to put together with salt."
Mar 6, 2015
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Edith D's discussion Moshe Nemni, Reknowned Tunisian Silversmith
"Dear all who participated in this discussion. Yesterday I was asked to identify a silver Yad, which showed the stamp of 942 and a very small stamped mark of a fish. Did Moshe Nemni used it?  This is not clear from the discussion, nor from the…"
May 7, 2014
ingrid Langerak left a comment for Tsipporah Sofer
"Hello Tsipporah, how nice you want to be friends with me on this site.  sorry for not replying earlier, had many projects to see to.  Where are you from, because I do see some correspondence in the dutch language.  I am from the…"
Feb 3, 2014
Akkie left a comment for Tsipporah Sofer
"Welkom op deze site. Er valt altijd veel te zien en te lezen.Leuk ook dat wij in het Nederlands kunnen schrijven.......heb je er gewoond? (Nieuwsgierig dat ik ben!) Hartelijke groet,Akkie"
Feb 2, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer commented on SARAH CORBETT's photo
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Scented Paste Beads A new article

"These are really unbelievable beautiful scented paste beads. I have some old amberpaste necklaces and a clove necklace (about 15 years old) from the Bedouin market in Beer Sheva, (which is very near to my home). When you gently rub the…"
Feb 1, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Wondering about this
"The style of stringing: Two rows coming together into one on the back and the use of metal round beads around the bone elements bring me to India again. I am not sure if the eye motive is unknown there. I saw it as a very common human way of…"
Jan 28, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Wondering about this
"I have the feeling from that picture that it is made of antiqued bone beads from India."
Jan 28, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer commented on Frankie Carter's photo
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Mauritanian Carved "Amber".

"Having another look at the original picture of this discussion, and all the remarks about the possibility of dyed bone: The bead in the middle reminds me the shape of a vertebra. "
Jan 22, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Edith D's discussion Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)
"I thought a lot about the subject and here are some of my considerations about the price of a bead necklace in general, in concise form: I hope it will add to the discussion. One of the most important issues when choosing a bead necklace is its…"
Jan 18, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Edith D's discussion Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)
Jan 18, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Edith D's discussion Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)
"I think that the first collectors were interested in the nominal value of the material AND were keen to collect aesthetically catchy pieces, exotic and powerful amulets that would tell stories about other people."
Jan 17, 2014
Edith D left a comment for Tsipporah Sofer
"Glad to know there are kindred spirits out there!"
Jan 17, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Edith D's discussion Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)
"Edith, The discussion about "tourist pieces" reminds me of the controversy between fine jewelry and costume jewelry. The cheaper materials used for costume jewelry gave way to splendid innovative designs. I suppose the same can be…"
Jan 17, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to Edith D's discussion Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)
"Thank you, Edith. This is the kind of attitude everybody should have about jewelry adornment in general. I think that "museum pieces" are (indirectly) referring to their price tag on the international market too. "
Jan 17, 2014
Tsipporah Sofer replied to lowblow2004's discussion Middle Eastern Turquoise and Coral Necklace. Any Additional Information?
"I do not think it is authentic. It is a modern variation by a local jewelry artist, but has its own decorative appeal. Where was it bought?"
Jan 17, 2014

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
bead necklaces
Jewels from which regions interest you?
the whole world

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At 23:42 on February 3, 2014, ingrid Langerak said…

Hello Tsipporah, how nice you want to be friends with me on this site.  sorry for not replying earlier, had many projects to see to.  Where are you from, because I do see some correspondence in the dutch language.  I am from the Netherlands. 

Warm greetings Ingrid Langerak

At 9:31 on February 2, 2014, Akkie said…
Welkom op deze site. Er valt altijd veel te zien en te lezen.Leuk ook dat wij in het Nederlands kunnen schrijven.......heb je er gewoond? (Nieuwsgierig dat ik ben!) Hartelijke groet,Akkie
At 18:22 on January 17, 2014, Edith D said…

Glad to know there are kindred spirits out there!

At 19:15 on January 16, 2014, marie jose Opper said…

Thank you for your nice note about the booklet I published some years ago "Scented Magic in Africa"; I'am very happy it helped you  identify those beads.

Do you have some scented beads in Israel?

Welcome!

M-J O

At 17:38 on January 16, 2014, Stefany Tomalin said…

its hard to remember that it was published 25 years ago! i did write 2 more books but all currently out of print.

for me i havent stopped enjoying creating and studying beads.

show us some of yours!

Stefany

 
 
 

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