Posts Tagged ‘Bedouin Silver’
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.
Price 56 euros.
Gorgeous old bedouin necklace, handmade with coins belonging to an old Yemeni belt. Entirely made of old silver, usually obtained from melting Maria Theresia Thalers.
The Yemeni men, in their traditional costume on the north, they used a belt with an extense decoration, made of coin holders, coins, khol bottles, and the usual djambiya.
This piece has been made of old beads in the old center of Sana´a, Yemen. The beads are around 70 years old.
Measures: 36 grms, 39 cm length, and the biggest coins is 3 cm diameter.
Price: 59 euros.
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.
Price 126 euros.
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.
Beautiful pair of Hadrami earrings from the East Yemen. Nice design made over a lamina of silver, mixing geometric patterns with granulation and red coral beads. Unique piece and gorgeous expample of Yemeni traditional jewellery.
Weight 19 grms. Height 4cm.
Gorgeous pair of ethnic earrings from Yemen, beautifully made over a silver antique lamina, with tiny pieces of silver applied on the surface.
Beautiful example of bedouin jewellery.
Weight 9 gms. Length 3 cm.
PRICE 50 euros.
Vintage pair of Silver Bedouin Yemeni Earrings. Beautiful decoration applied on the silver surface and nice patina. This kind of pieces used to be part of the bedouin belts worn by men.
Weight 22grs, lenght 4cm.
Beautiful pair of vintage Yemeni Silver Bedouin Earrings. Nice deco made with granulation and red natural coral. Lovely patina.
Weight 13 grs. Length 4,5 cm.
Price 55 euros.
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 necklace from the Anti Atlas region in south Morocco.
Beautiful beads with enamel deco and excellent quality of workmanship.
One of a kind piece.
- Length 47 cm. Weight 114 grms.
Price 220 euros.
I´m pleased to offer this beautiful antique pair of silver berber bracelets from the Anti Atlas region in Morocco, circa 1930´.
The decoration is very refined, there´s some remains of niello deco and enamel in yellow and green. This pair shows an exquisite quality of engraved work with flower motifs. The center stone is an antique glass in black colour.
High quality of silver, very smooth and nice patina.
- Weight 99 grms, internal diameter 5 cm by 6 cm.
On sale: 400 euros the pair.
Collecting Middle Eastern jewelery has become an act of cultural preservation. There´s some urgency in acquiring, collecting and recording the uses and history of Middle Eastern silver jewellery.
One of the pleasures of Middle East living used to be shopping for old jewelry—especially old Bedouin jewelry, rich in intricate silverwork, coral, carnelian and pretty stones picked up from the hills and sands during the Bedouin’s movements.
Nowadays, the handmade jewellery that once graced the persons of desert nomads is disappearing. The Bedouins themselves are exchanging it for modern pieces jewellery. The jewellers in the cities are breaking the jewels and remodeling it for modern pieces. Artisans who once made the jewelry are retiring or changing the way they work. And most of what remains is already in private collections and museums. (more…)
In Yemen, the art of silversmithing reach a remarkable level, comparing with other crafts, and it can be identified by it´s own technicques and icons. It´s one of the most recognized and famous arts from the country.
The variety of bracelets, rings , necklaces, head ornaments, and the demand of the population for this items, shows the importance given to this craft. Either in rural areas or in major cities, the jewellery was the most important part of the dowries and personal possesions of both Jewish and Muslim women. (more…)
Bedouin Antique Silver Armlet from the Tihama Yemen.
I´m pleased to offer this spectacular antique silver bracelet or armlet, made in the West region of Yemen, the Tihama.
Delicate handmade work showing an excellent quality of workmanship. The design remembers a snake, beautifully decorated with engraved detail.You can change the measure and wear it on your upper arm, or as a bracelet. It looks great in both ways.
Unique piece of bedouin silver jewellery from the early XX century.
- Weight 59 grms.
- Internal diameter 7 cm.
- Pure Silver.