Posts Tagged ‘Red Sea Bedouin Jewels’
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.
The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean “five” and refer to the digits on the hand. The alternative Islamic name for this charm is the Hand of Fatima, in reference to the daughter of Mohammed, Fatima Zahra. For the Jewish community the name for it is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron. In the jewish communities is more likely to be found in the Sephardic Jewry more than the Ashkenazi Jewelry. (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.