Old Bedouin Yemen Silver Earrings.

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Jewish Filigree Yemeni Silver Earrings.

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Old Yemeni Silver Bedouin Earrings.

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Bedouin Yemen Silver Earrings.

Published on November 6th, 2014no comments

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Spectacular pair of Antique bedouin Yemeni earrings in silver and agate.

Yemeni silver comes from the Maria Theresia Thaler coins, an Austrian coin widely used on the Levant trade, where Yemen used to sell coffee beans in exchange for Silver and Red Coral.
The Yemeni jewellers used to melt these coins to create Jewellery pieces.

This piece is high grade silver and shows a unique stlye of work, uniting tiny beads of silver in one piece.
The agates are original from Yemen and very appreciated worldwide.

Beautiful piece of Yemeni history to wear today.
5 grs
4,5 cm, 1,7 inches.

Price  65 euros. If you are interested on this piece, please contact us at  v.wainstein@gmail.com

Old Yemeni Pair of Silver Earrings.

Published on November 6th, 2014no comments

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Beautiful pair of silver earrings with red coral decoration.
This piece sourced from Sana’a, Yemen, has been made with two silver coins called Bukshas.
These coins are from the Ruling time of Yahya bin Yahya when Yemen was a Kingdom.
We appreciate the date of the coins 1382 Hegira, correspondent to the year 1962.
High grade silver and beautiful engraved work.
The red coral beads are original Mediterranean coral that came to Yemen in times of the coffee trade, from Italy.

Beautiful piece of Yemeni history to wear today.
11 grs
5,3 cm, 2 inches.

SOLD THANKS!!

Thanks for your interest in the Ancient Yemeni History.

Yemeni Old Silver Ring from Sana’a.

Published on September 23rd, 2014no comments

 

Yemen Silver Ring.

Yemeni Old Silver RIng. Silver Ring from Yemen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Jewish ring from North Yemen sourced in Sanaa, Yemen.

This ring shows the exquisite Bedihi granulation work, handmade in high grade silver. The silver used in old Yemeni jewels comes from melting Maria Theresia Thaler, the old coin used widely on the Levante Trade.
This piece was part of the dowry, as the groom used to offer the bride a necklace with 14 silver rings, for protection against bad spirits or djinns.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

Size 8US
18,3 mm.
Weight 5 gms,

Price  70 euros. 

Antique Yemeni Jewish Silver Ring.

Published on September 23rd, 2014no comments

Antique Yemen Jewish Ring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Im pleased to offer here this stunning antique Jewish Yemeni ring from North Yemen, Sanaa.This rings shows two classic techniques used by the Jewish community, the exquisite filigree, that we see on the top of the ring. Filigree flowers are one the most important motifs of the Yemeni Jewish jewels.

The body of the ring is decorated with the granulation technique, where small beads of silver are applied on a silver surface.
This is a rare piece, I haven’t seen one like this in years in Yemen.Thanks for supporting the Yemeni jewellery traders through our shop.

Size US 6
16,5 mm
Weight 7 grms     SOLD THANKS!!

Unique Amber and Silver Old Yemen Ring.

Published on September 23rd, 2014no comments

Amber Silver Yemeni Ring.

Silver and Amber Ring.

 

Amber and Silver Yemeni Ring

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Here we have a rare antique Silver ring from North Yemen sourced in Sanaa, Yemen.

This ring shows the exquisite Jewish Bedihi granulation work, handmade in high grade silver. The silver used in old Yemeni jewels comes from melting Maria Theresia Thaler, the old coin used widely on the Levante Trade.
The amber bead is Yemeni Sheij Amber, one of the most exquisite amber from the Arabian Peninsula and usually used only by Sheijs.
This ring was part of the dowry given by the groom to the bride on the wedding day. It protects her against the evil eye.
All Yemeni Jewels are used as talismans by the wearer.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

Size 7US, 17,5 mm.
Gms 11.

SOLD THANKS!

Old Jewish Ring from North Yemen.

Published on September 23rd, 2014no comments

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Old Jewish ring from North Yemen sourced in Sanaa, Yemen.

The bead on the top is made with the filigree technique, exclusively done by the Yemeni Jewish community in the past.
This ring shows two diamond shape on the sides, done with the exquisite Bedihi granulation work, handmade in high grade silver. The silver used in old Yemeni jewels comes from melting Maria Theresia Thaler, the old coin used widely on the Levante Trade.

This piece was part of the dowry, as the groom used to offer the bride a necklace with 14 silver rings, for protection against bad spirits. The dangling beads on this ring are placed to make sounds that they believed keeps the evil away.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

Size 6 US.
16,5 mm.
Weight 5 grms,

SOLD .

If you are interested in this piece please contact us at  v.wainstein@gmail.com

Old bedouin Yemeni Ring.

Published on September 23rd, 2014no comments

Yemeni Bedouin Ring.

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Old Bedouin ring from North Yemen sourced in Sanaa, Yemen.

Lovely big bedouin rounded bead of high quality silver. The silver used in old Yemeni jewels comes from melting Maria Theresia Thaler, the old coin used widely on the Levante Trade.

This piece was part of the dowry, as the groom used to offer the bride a necklace with 14 silver rings, for protection against bad spirits. The dangling beads on this ring are placed to make sounds that they believed keeps the evil away.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

Size 6 US.
16,5 mm.
Weight 7 grms, .

PRICE 59 EUROS.

If you are interested in this item, please contact me at    anisa189@hotmail.com

Antique Hallmarked Bedihi Silver beads and Mediterranean Red Coral necklace

Published on August 31st, 2014no comments

Gorgeous necklace made of antique beads of silver and Mediterranean red coral. A total beauty! The silver beads are Antique Yemeni Bedihi beads. The Bedihi family was one of the most famous of Yemeni Jewish jewellers in the last two centuries. Their exquisite granulation work, the berry beads and the dugag cylinder beads show the expertise of these jewellers. The main dugag beads are all hallmarked by the artist. All Yemeni  jewels  hallmarked are from before 1940.
It´s a lovely design with a lot of historical information and great value, as antique red coral is always raising its price. This necklace can be worn by women or men also, it´s long enough!The beads of coral are originary from the marine fields around Sicily, Antique

Mediterranean Red Coral is untreated and undyed. In the times of the Levante trade, Yemen used to receive red coral as payment for the coffe beans, as well as Maria Theresia Thaler.  The culture in Yemen gives a huge value to the Red Coral,  it has been used on the traditional jewels for centuries, as part of the marriage necklaces also. It´s a symbol of protection, fertility and against the evil eye. The coral beads on this necklace are around 150- 200 years.

Measures are: length 107 cm, weight 102 grms, beads are 3,4 cm height.

SOLD THANKS!! 

 

 

Old Jewish Yemeni Silver Ring.

Published on August 13th, 2014no comments

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Old Jewish ring from North Yemen sourced in Sanaa, Yemen.

This ring shows the exquisite Bedihi granulation work, handmade in high grade silver. The silver used in old Yemeni jewels comes from melting Maria Theresia Thaler, the old coin used widely on the Levante Trade.
This piece was part of the dowry, as the groom used to offer the bride a necklace with 14 silver rings, for protection against bad spirits or djinns.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

SOLD THANKS!!

Old Yemeni Bedihi Jewish Silver Ring

Published on August 13th, 2014no comments

Old Yemeni Bedihi Jewish Ring   Rare Yemeni Jewish Old Ring

 

 

 

 

 

Old Jewish ring from North Yemen sourced in Sanaa, Yemen.

This ring shows the exquisite Bedihi granulation work, handmade in high grade silver. The silver used in old Yemeni jewels comes from melting Maria Theresia Thaler, the old coin used widely on the Levante Trade.
The red stone is old glass yemen stone used to protect the wearer form the evil eye.
All bedouin pieces are used as talismans by the wearer. The jewels have protective value against the evil eye.

SOLD THANKS!!

Omani Old Bedouin Silver Ring.

Published on August 13th, 2014no comments

Old Omani Silver Ring.                                                                                             Old Bedouin ring from Oman, sourced in the North of Oman, Muscate.

The jewellery of this area shows geometric designs, mixed with natural designs like the leaves of the dates palms, so important on Omani culture. This ring has been engraved with tribal motivs showing the rustic bedouin style.

All bedouin pieces are used as talismans by the wearer. The jewels have protective value against evil eye.

This piece was made mixing antique silver from the Arabia Peninsula.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

Size 6,5   SOLD THANKS!

Oman Old Bedouin Ring.

Oman Old Bedouin Ring.

Old Omani Bedouin Silver Ring.

Published on August 13th, 2014no comments

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Old bedouin Omani Ring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Bedouin ring from Oman, sourced in the North of Oman, Muscate.

The jewellery of this area shows geometric designs, mixed with natural designs like the leaves of the dates palms, so important on Omani culture. This ring has been engraved with tribal motivs showing the rustic bedouin style.

All bedouin pieces are used as talismans by the wearer. The jewels have protective value against evil eye.

This piece was made mixing antique silver from the Arabia Peninsula.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels.

SOLD THANKS!!

Old Ethnic Silver Yemeni Armlet.

Published on September 3rd, 2013no comments

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Gorgeous Ethnic silver piece from the North Yemen.

This beautiful armlet has been made in the North of Yemen, by jewish jewellers. I personally sourced this piece in Sanaa,  capital of Yemen.

Exquisite engraved work with vegetal designs, traditionally present in all Yemeni Jewish pieces.
I dont clean the patina on my pieces, but I got this one just as you can see it now, shiny showing the excellent quality of the silver.
Silver in Yemen was mainly obtained by melting Maria Theresia Thalers, the silver coin used for trade in the Levante route, in XVIII century. Yemen traded coffe beans with Italy, Austria, from Mokha port and received red Mediterranean coral and Maria Theresia silver thalers.
All the jewels created for wedding celebrations were made meltings these coins.

Rare piece, excellent quality of workmanship.

The bracelet has a little hit on the internal circle. See pictures please.

Measures are: Weight 65 grms.
Widht: 2,5 cm.
Inner diam. 7 cm/ 3 inches.

Price is 290 euros. 

Vintage Ethnic Turkoman Silver and Turquoise Ring.

Published on September 3rd, 2013no comments

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One of a kind old ethnic turkoman silver ring.

Handmade in pure silver, showing lovely engraved deco, and beautiful flowers on the sides.

I personally love the gallery wire on this ring, is so delicate and traditional in Central Asia pieces.

The flower deco on the sides is composed by lapislauli, turquoise and coral beads.

The top of the ring shows a big turquoise bead.

Unique piece, perfect to wear or to add to your ethnic collection.

SOLD

 

 

Turkoman and Cornaline Silver and Gold Dust Ring.

Published on September 3rd, 2013no comments

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Gorgeous antique ring from Turkmenistan. Handmade in pure silver and fire gilded, with gold dust.

The cornaline stone is engraved with a mytic image, perfectly done intaglio.
We can appreciate the gallery wire technique, traditional in Turkmen jewels.
One of a kind piece, lovely to wear or to add to your ethnic collection.
SOLD.

Antique Bedouin Ethnic Ring- Yemen.

Published on September 3rd, 2013no comments

Old bedouin ring from Yemen, sourced in the Hadramaout region, East Yemen. 

The jewellery of this area shows geometric designs, triangles, and pointy decorations. This ring has been engraved with tribal motivs showing the rustic bedouin style.

All bedouin pieces are used as talismans by the wearer. The jewels have protective value against evil eye.

This piece was made mixing antique metals with silver. It may contain up to 30-40% of silver.

Rare piece to add to your collection of ethnic jewels  SOLD TO MICHELLE!!


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Huge Kazakhstan Old Double Silver Ring.

Published on August 24th, 2013no comments

 

 

Huge Spectacular old Kazakhstan double ring.

 

This unique and rare jewel is a vintage piece made  of silver and  decorated with fire gilding.  The design shows little flowers made with gold powder, and  a mix of turquoise with red coral beads.  The technique used on the sides is gallery wire, really nicely done by the artist.

Excellent quality of workmanship.  One of a kind piece, an item not to miss in your ethnic collection.

SOLD.

Old bedouin Arabian Peninsula ring.

Published on August 19th, 2013no comments

  Old Bedouin  Arab Peninsula  toe ring with coral colored glass bead, probably from Saudi Arabia. Nice granulation  deco made on this low grade silver ring.

Size 15.  Weight 17 grms.

Price 95 euros.

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Moroccan antique Brass and Silver bag.

Published on November 15th, 2012no comments

 

Unique North moroccan antique bag made of brass and silver plated. Really hard to find.
Beautiful old orange agate beads.
Exquisitely engraved and showing embossed applique in gold colour.
Collector´s piece, nicely worn.

Circa early XX century.
Measures: 11 by 10 cm. Weight 264 grms.
Price: 270 euros.  

If you are interested in this beauty, please contact me at : anisa189@hotmail.com

Antique Sahara gunpowder bottle from Risani Moroco.

Published on November 14th, 2012no comments

Collector´s item.

Rare old gunpowder bottle from Tiflalet area near the Sahara.
This  impressive piece belonged to a Saharaui basha or chief, and it has around 60 to 80 years old.
The caravans in this area have been present since the year 700, as Tilflalet has been the crossing area for Mediterranean products , exchanged for salt, ivory and slaves from Guinea, Ghana, Sudan.

This gunpowder is made of brass, it may contain few silver. It shows tribal patterns on the back and beautiful engraved work on the front.
The chain is old and very thick.  The closing top is made of cedar wood.
It has a little open side from age on the left side of the bottle.

Unique collector´s piece.

Measures are: Height total:  49 cm.
Bottle height: 23 cm.
Widht: 2,5 cm.
Weight 500 grs.    Price 180 euros.

 


Old leather Sahara Moroccan bag.

Published on November 13th, 2012no comments

Collector´s item from early XX century.

Unique leather bag sourced from South Morocco.
Very old piece, with all the bottom covered with beads, rosettes, and very old coins.

The  base is covered  with antique metal and beads,  showing  one old Franc( 1948) and  old moroccan coins (1336 h, 1914)
The  coloured glass beads may have been added later.
Lovely deco been made adding  metal rose beads on the top.

Great old piece, really hard to find nowadays. It´s amazing all  the adds done to keep it alive!

SOLD TO CARLY!! THANKS!!. If you are interested on this item, please contact me at: anisa189@hotmail.com

Old Moroccan Perfume Bottle. Fez Royal Hallmark.

Published on November 13th, 2012no comments

Here for sale this old elegant perfume bottle from North Morocco, showing the Royal  Hallmarked from Fez.

Excellent quality of workmanship, showing engraved vegetal design.

Collector´s piece.

Measures are 26 cm height, and 22 circumference.
Weight 188 grms.

Price 65 euros. If you are interested on this item, please contact me at: anisa189@hotmail.com

Antique North Moroccan Fassi Brass box. Royal Hallmark.

Published on November 13th, 2012no comments

First half XX century antique jewellery box probably from Fez.  Royal Hallmarked.

This beautiful box is made of brass and silver  plated, showing gorgeous engraved flower patterns.

Measures are 14 cm height and 50 cm of circumference.

Weight  590 grs.
Price 220 euros.  

If you are interested in this piece, please contact me at: anisa189@hotmail.com

 

Beautiful Antique Turkoman Silver, Cornaline and Turquoise ring.

Published on October 5th, 2012no comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare and unique Turkoman silver ring from the early XX century.  Beautiful romboid design decorated with beads of turquoise and cornaline.  It´s a rare piece, beautiful item in any collection.  Due to age, if you look at the second photo, there´s a little cut on the silver left side.   The measures:   weight  18 grms, size 9.

SOLD.

 

Lovely Yemeni Bawsani Old pair of silver earrings. Circa 1940´

Published on October 3rd, 2012no comments

Gorgeous one of a kind jewish Bawsani antique Yemeni Earrings.  The filigree is a traditional jewish yemeni technique, done showing the craftsmen expertise.

This design shows a filigree flower, and lovely dangling silver bells to avoid bad spirits. All Yemeni jewellery is used as a talisman to protect the wearer.

The top shows antique Red Mediterranean coral, usually present in jewish yemeni pieces as it´s believed that it purifies the blood and protects from bleeding. The coral found in Yemen comes from the times of the trade with Levante area, when Yemen exported coffe beans, and received Red Italian Coral as payment.

 

Measures are: 15 grms, 6 cm height.

 

SOLD THANK YOU!

If you are interested in this pair, please contact me at: anisa189@hotmail.com

Old Hadrami Bedouin Silver Yemeni Earrings.

Published on October 3rd, 2012no comments

Antique pair of Hadrami silver earrings, sourced from the East of Yemen, the Hadramaout region. The design shows the classic geometric patterns from the area. Gorgeous bedouin work and  beautiful one of a kind pair of silver earrings.

Length 6 cm, weight 11 grms.

SOLD-

Antique Central Asia Silver Fire Gilded Necklace.

Published on September 21st, 2012no comments

One of a kind pieces from my collection,  a wonderful  Old Silver Necklace, probably coming from North Afghan Uzbek group.  This piece has been made in the first half of the XX century.

 This piece has an amuletic value. Central Asia women have the pre-islamic tradition of carrying amulets to protect themselves. Also jewellery has an enormous financial importance for the women and refers to her status on the society.

The colorful glass backing in burgundy colour, and the center of the pendant with false granulation can be classified as   Kazak style. The fire gilding applique in all the pendants, made with gold dust, gives the piece a superbe elegant style.

Measures are:  134 grms, total length 66 cm. The big central pendant is 6cm by 7 cm width.

Price is 860 euros.   

If you are interested in this piece, please contact me at: anisa189@hotmail.com

 

Turkoman Hamza with agate bead.

Published on September 11th, 2012no comments

Here we have a gorgeous actual turkoman jewel made of  alpaka, agate and turquoise beads.

The hamzas or named, they are used as a protective symbol for the women and also for the houses. Hamzas  have been used as a talisman since ancient times by all the Mediterranean communities. It´s a shared symbol for jewish and muslim population.

Measures are 7,5 cm by 5 cm. Weighs 23 grs.

 

   SOLD, THANKS CHRISTINE!!

SALE- Group of Yemeni Bawsani Filigree Silver Beads.

Published on March 15th, 2012no comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful group of Yemeni Bawsani Beads, one of the best jewellers in Yemen, due to the exquisite pieces of filigree they produced. It´s a delicatessen in the beads world.

The Bawsani family was one of the most famous jewellers in Yemen during centuries. 

Perfect for your necklace or earrings creation!

- 22 grms.
- the big bead is 4 cm by 3 cm. 
- the flower ones 3 by 1,5.
   PRICE 60 EUROS.
If you are interested in these beads, please contact me at anisa189@hotmail.com or visit our Ebay Shop CLICK HERE.

 

Vintage berber Silver Enamel Hamza from Tiznit, Anti Atlas.

Published on March 14th, 2012no comments

 

The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye, used in both jewish and islamic populations.

I´m pleased to offer this original berber Hamza hand  from the Anti Atlas region in south Morocco.

Beautiful enamel and embossed deco and excellent quality of workmanship.

 

Height 6 cm by 5 cm. Silver. Nice patina.

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If you are interested in this Fatima Hand, please contact me at: anisa189@hotmail.com

Antique Jewish Yemeni Silver and Yusr Wedding ring

Published on March 5th, 2012no comments

Original Yemeni Jewish Ring from the early XX century, made by the best artisans in North Yemen.  This ring shows the classic  Bedihi granulation technique. The Bedihi´s were responsible for the best quality granulation work like this ring, and also all kind of berry yemeni beads. The deco is made with antique Yusr, black antique coral from the Red Sea.

Unique yemeni wedding ring.  Size 5 Usa, 16mm inner diameter.

SOLD TO SIMONE!! THANKS!!

 

Superbe Antique Yemeni Hadrami Bedouin Bracelet.

Published on February 29th, 2012no comments

Superbe Yemeni Antique Bracelet from the East of Yemen, the region of Hadramout.  The geometric style of the deco is classic from the region. On the top and the sides, three prominent buttons, very common on Bedouin pieces.

Is made of  brass showing a beautiful  wheat  colour. This bracelet was collected in the region of Wadi Doan on my last trip to Yemen.  The age of the piece I estimate can be more than 60 years, it  certainly shows signs of being worn.

The bracelet weighs 295 grms, and it measures: inner diameter 6 cm,  width 7 cm.

SOLD.

Berber Silver Hamza from South Morocco.

Published on February 29th, 2012no comments

 

 The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye, used in both jewish and islamic populations.

   I´m pleased to offer this original berber Hamza hand  from the Anti Atlas region in south Morocco.

 

   

 SOLD THANKS!!

Gorgeous Antique Yemeni Bawsani Ring in Silver and Red Coral.

Published on February 28th, 2012no comments

I´m pleased to offer this antique Yemeni Jewish Bawsani Silver and Genuine Antique Mediterranean Coral.

The jewish bride of Sana´a wore a set of rings, which was part of the nuptial outfit. It was custom for the groom to present a box with a set of rings, that she will wear when receiving guests after childbirth.
The decoration is made using the filigree technique. 

The Bawsani is a family of silversmiths used to live in Yemen in the XIX century and in the early XX century.Their work is very appreciated in the Yemeni Silver. 

  Size 7. Weight 13 grms.

   SOLD THANKS!!.

 

Spectacular Bedouin Antique Silver Bracelet from Yemen.

Published on October 24th, 2011no comments

 

 

I´m pleased to offer this rare beauty sourced in the Tihama region, West Yemen. Circa 1940´

Excellent  gallery wire work and granules  handmade over a silver lamina. The decoration is red antique coral, present in the bedouin jewellery as they believe it protects the wearer from bad spirits. The coral is  from the Mediterranean  sea.  Original  piece with very good quality of  bedouin workmanship.

 Weight 123 grms, internal diameter 5,5 cm, width 6,3 cm.

SOLD THANKS!

 

Antique Silver Bedouin bracelet from West Yemen.

Published on October 24th, 2011no comments

A fine and very rare antique silver Bedouin bracelet from West Yemen. These pieces are very rare and missing in many collections.  This sample is made of silver and nicely engraved.  It has a beautiful patina and it´s in  excellent condition.

See similar design in  Silver Speaks, traditional Jewellery from the Middle East. Page 7.  The widest part at the end measures 4,5 cm  and the interior diameter is 5.5 cm. Weighs 66  grms.

SOLD!

Antique Yemen Wedding Bedihi Silver Ring.

Published on October 20th, 2011no comments

Beautiful antique Yemeni Wedding ring in silver and amber.

The exquisite granulation deco was made by the Bedihi family, once one of the most famous jewish jewellers in the XIX and early XX century.

Perfectly wearable and a collector´s piece.

Weight  17 grms.    Size 7,5

 

SOLD, THANK YOU!

 

 

Antique Mediterranean Coral, Yemeni beads and Silver Hamza Necklace.

Published on October 18th, 2011no comments

 

Beautiful necklace made mixing different antique beads. The berry beads are antique Bedihi yemen silver, and the red coral is antique coral from the Mediterranean Sea. The coral is around 150- 200 years old, undyed, untreated  and with a bright orange carmin colour.In the times of the Coffe Trade in the Levante area, Yemen used to receive italian red coral and silver Maria Theresia Thaler as payment for the trade of  coffe beans. The port of Mokha was the main port in the Tihama area,  where the coffe was planted and harvested. The red coral in Yemen was used as part of the dowry, being part 0f all traditional jewels worn on marriages, and later in special occasions like a new baby born. It had high value since ancient times as a symbol of protection and fertility.

The silver hamza was sourced from South Morocco and it´s beautifully engraved, showing hebrew sacred script.

Length with the chain 48 cm.  Weight 103 grms.   The hamza measures 6,5 cm by 4,5 cm.SOLD, THANK YOU ESZTER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Berber Hamza and Lapislazuli Necklace.

Published on October 18th, 2011no comments

                   

Spectacular silver and lapislazuli double necklace.  The hamza is from South Morocco and it´s engraved with flower designs.

Length 44 cm. The hamza measures 5 cm by 3 cm.

SOLD THANKS!!

If you are interested on this piece, please email me at: anisa189@hotmail.com. 

Antique Metal Lazem Necklace from Yemen.

Published on October 12th, 2011no comments

   Traditional lazem necklace from Yemen,  beautiful old bedouin metal piece from North Yemen.  This style of jewel was part of the dowry given to the bride before her marriage. In this case is made of  mixed metals. As they are heavy pieces, not all the families afforded to buy it in silver, so there are examples of traditonal pieces in metal.

Excellent quality of workmanship.

Weight 240 grm, height 13 cm, total length without the chain 23 cm.

SOLD TO ADRIAAN!  THANKS!


 

Antique Silver Yad Torah from South Morocco.

Published on October 12th, 2011no comments

Antique Yad Torah made of silver and sourced from the Anti Atlas region in Morocco. Beautiful engraved work and excellent quality of workmanship.

Weight 52 grms. Length 18,5 cm.

 

 

Price 125 euros.     SOLD AT SALES WEEK!!!!

Old Silver Yad Torah from Tiznit, Morocco.

Published on October 12th, 2011no comments

 I´m pleased to offer this original antique silver Yad Torah from the Anti Atlas region in south Morocco. Beautiful engraved deco and excellent quality of workmanship.

The village of Tiznit used to have an important quantity of jewish jewellers, now emigrated to bigger cities.   Length 22,5 cm. Weight 67 grms.

 Price 150 euros.   SOLD AT SALES WEEK!!!

Antique Hamza Silver Wedding Necklace from South Morocco.

Published on October 11th, 2011no comments

  Spectacular antique wedding necklace from the Tiznit region in South Morocco.  It´s made of silver with enamel deco and antique glass beads. Some parts of the enamel are faded due to  the age of the piece. The coins date from the 1321 Hegira, circa 1900.  More pics available.

Weight 173 grms.   Unique collector´s piece.

 

SOLD THANKS!!

                                                                                                       

For sale-Antique Bedouin Hadrami Silver Belt from Yemen.

Published on October 9th, 2011no comments

                                                  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 Antique Bedouin Hadramout ( East Yemen) Silver alloy belt.  This piece is from the early XX century. It shows  a beautiful engraved deco with wire work, a stunning ethnic piece. Spectacular buckle with a flower applied on the surface.  It has a little repair, pic available. Sourced from Seyoun, now closed area because of political inestability in Yemen.

Weight 308 grms. Lenght 77 cm.

Price 850 euros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antique Silver Hamesh Hand from South Morocco.

Published on September 28th, 2011no comments

  I´m pleased to offer this original antique Hamesh hand  from the Anti Atlas region in south Morocco. Beautiful embossed deco and excellent quality of workmanship.

The village of Tiznit used to have an important quantity of jewish jewellers, now emigrated to bigger cities.

 Height 8,5 cm by 5cm. Weight 27 grms.

  Price 115 euros.

    SOLD ON SALES WEEK!!

     


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Antique Berber Silver Fatima Hand from Marrakech.

Published on September 28th, 2011no comments

I´m pleased to offer this original antique berber Hamza from the region of Marrakech.

Beautiful engraved deco and excellent quality of workmanship.

Height 9 cm by 6 cm.
Weight 30 grms.

Precio 104 euros. 

SOLD ON SALES WEEK!!


Rare Silver Hamza from South Morocco.

Published on September 28th, 2011no comments

                                                                                         The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old amulet for   magical protection from the envious or evil eye, used in both jewish and islamic populations.

I´m pleased to offer this original berber Hamza  from the Anti Atlas region in south Morocco.  It´s a rare piece, with an eye engraved on the design, giving this hamza double protective value. Beautiful deco and excellent quality of berber workmanship.

 Height 9 cm by 5 cm. Weight 38 grms.

  SOLD.