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.
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Bawsani Red coral and Silver filigree necklace. Antique unique piece from the earlies 1900´. Hallmarked. This is an example of the most delicate workmanship from Yemen, always related to jewish jewellers.
Stunning filigree (shabk) detailing and antique red coral from the marine fields around Sicily, in the Mediterranean sea. Weight 70gs. Height of the pendant with dangling beads 7cm.
Beautiful Bawsani array of hollow dangles, created by stamping silver sheet into molds, and then soldering together. The Bawsanis´ were one of the most famous and appreciated jewellers from Yemen in past centuries.
This piece is decorated with genuine antique Mediterranean Coral.
Excellent quality of Jewish silversmithing. Weight 50 grsm, Height 6cm.
Elaborated shumaylat bracelet made in Yemen.
They were part of the outfit of the Jewish bride and new mother, given to the bride by her father as dowry or by her betrothed as a wedding gift.
Fashioned in Sana´a foremost Jewish silversmiths, they were among the finest example of Yemenite filigree work (shabk).
This bracelet is made of pure silver and shows some coral detailing. It´s decorated with a dense filigree net over a smooth base. Finest webs of filigree combine into rossette motifs, with clusters of granulation.