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Bracelett from Morocco

Bracelett from Morocco

A bracelett, silver with niello-work, from Marocco, North Africa 19/20th century Inner diameter about 6 cm Euro 450,00 For more ornaments in gold and silver please visit my website www.m-beste.de Contact:  beste@t-online.de

Old silver khamsa – Morocco judaica hamsa – Berber khamsa amulet

Old silver khamsa – Morocco judaica hamsa – Berber khamsa amulet

Price : 111 € plus shipping at cost Traditional ethnic silver amulet : a hand of Fatima or hamsa. Silver, hand-shaped plate highly stylized. This silver pendant is decorated with a six points star decoration, and an incised arabesque. May be first half of the 20th century. Jewel and amulet. The khamsa hand (Arabic) or…

Solid silver Turkmen Afghanistan inscribed ONE bangle cuff #6

Solid silver Turkmen Afghanistan inscribed ONE bangle cuff #6

This beautiful, old, original solid silver cuff is hand made in Afghanistan by the Turkoman people. It is hand made an delicately incised with a floral pattern and a charming goat. The silver is flexible enough to fit over any wrist, yet is snug enough not to fall off. A wonderful statement piece, and as…

Fibula perfume amulet box silver Boulmane Dades region

Fibula perfume amulet box silver Boulmane Dades region

Found in Agdz on one of Sarah’s bead tours, this lovely fibula is a box perfume amulet.   All four dangles are original and intact.  The fibula has a beautiful patina, and obviously signs of some wear considering it’s from the late 1800’s. It’s from the Boulmane Dades area of Morocco. I haven’t polished it at…

Elevated ring Ait Ouarzguit Morocco

Elevated ring Ait Ouarzguit Morocco

Elevated ring a wonderfully rare robust elevated ring from Siroua uk size n £60 plus shipping at cost sarah@berbersilver.com  

TRADITIONAL SILVER BRACELET FROM KAZAKHSTAN

TRADITIONAL SILVER BRACELET FROM KAZAKHSTAN

Silver bracelet from Kazakhstan with gilded parts and decorated with classic Kazakh “false granulation” and wisted wire filigree. Also 4 deep green glass decorations. Mid 20° century. Weight: 114 gr Code: AFG030 Reference: “Ethnic bracelets” by Anne van Cutsem, Skira publications, page. 153. Price: SOLD, SORRY. For more information, please email me at didiergregoire03@gmail.com

Needle Container from Northern Thailand

Needle Container from Northern Thailand

Rare Needle Container from Northern Thailand Silver, 128 grams, total length 50cm This piece was worn on a belt; the container can be opened to put in needles for embroidery and stitching (they were quite expensive, because they had to be imported). The little box in the shape of a mango was probably for some…

OLD NECKLACE FROM RAJASTHAN

OLD NECKLACE FROM RAJASTHAN

Old necklace from Rajasthan (N-W India). Period: early 20° century. Material: silver and agate. Weight: 115 gr. Price: € 230. For more information, please email me at didiergregoire03@gmail.com www.pili-piliethnics.com

Gilded Ear Pendants from Pakistan

Gilded Ear Pendants from Pakistan

  GILDED SILVER & BLUE GLASS EAR PENDANTS They originate from the Islamic people of the Katawaz basin along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. length: about 13,5cm 19th century These pendants, being too heavy to be suspended from the ears, were worn from the hair and headdress adjacent to the ears. Euro 1100,00 Please visit my website…

Old TRADITIONAL SILVER CROSS PENDANT. Berber, Morocco

Old TRADITIONAL SILVER CROSS PENDANT. Berber, Morocco

  Old  pretty traditional silver cross from the berbers of South West area of Morocco. Very good silver quality. This kind of moroccan crosses are closely related to the mauritanian ones.     Measures: 45 x 45,7 mm. Price: $ 55.00 Shipping and handling: $ 7.00 Contact: Roger – rogercu9@gmail.com More pictures available under request.

Silver Collier with Lapislazuli from India

Silver Collier with Lapislazuli from India

A beautiful big collier from Uttar Pradesh, Northern India Silver, Lapislazuli 159 grams Adjustable cottonstring closing Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com bbee

Designer piece by Faouzi

Designer piece by Faouzi

Baby Khamsa with silver prayer beads and Tunisian khamsa behind. £300 + insure shipping please contact info@faouzidesigns.com

Antique Tree of Life SILVER AMULET CONTAINER. INDIA

Antique Tree of Life SILVER AMULET CONTAINER. INDIA

Gorgeous antique silver amulet container depicting a delicate well made Tree of Life. Excellent silver quality. Weared. Good condition Collectible and useful as jewelry supplies. Measures: 42 x 39 mm. Weight: 12,6 grams. SOLD! THANK YOU! Contact: Roger – rogercu9@gmail.com

Golden Earrings from Rajasthan, India

Golden Earrings from Rajasthan, India

Pair of earrings from Rajasthan, India 24ct (very soft gold), 11,59 grams, Diameter about 4,5cm Euro 1400,00 If you want to buy this piece or need more information please contact me at    beste@t-online.de For more jewellery, textiles and objects please visit  my website    www.m-beste.de

Antique Silver and Coral Bride Necklace Yemen

Antique Silver and Coral Bride Necklace Yemen

  Yemen Bride wealth for a Moslem bride. The crescent symbols are important amulets for her. Very fine workmanship, a balanced design and well put together. The tiny granulated coral bead separators in gold-washed silver are the finest in my collection. The pieces are all antique; whether this was assembled in Yemen at a later date…

Old Tribal Necklace – Naga, India

Old Tribal Necklace – Naga, India

Old glass and seeds beads. The necklace is cm. 42 in length (16.53″). The term Naga people refers to a conglomeration of several tribes inhabiting the North Eastern part of India and north-western Burma.They traditionally are tribally organized, with a strong warrior tradition. Tribe and clan traditions and loyalties play an important part in the…

Necklace from Tajikistan

Necklace from Tajikistan

A necklace from Tajikistan Silver, Coral, Glass, Amber, Cotton 246 grams, 62cm long (with the string at the end 70cm) Plaese ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com esle  

Naga Necklace

Naga Necklace

Price : 90 € ( 101 USD – 67 GBP) plus shipping at cost Authentic Naga necklace made of 9 pendants shell. The 9 pendants are engraved. A small orange glass bead separates each pendant. The closure is also carved into an old shell. reference 363 If you would like to contact me for more…

ANCIENT SILVER BRACELET FROM THE INDUS VALLEY

ANCIENT SILVER BRACELET FROM THE INDUS VALLEY

Ancient solid silver bracelet from The Indus Valley. These kind of bracelet (and also anklets) were found in Pakistan aswel as in Afghanistan. 19° or early 20° century. Weight: 95 gr Code: AFG042 Ref.: “A world of bracelets” by Anne van Cutsem, Ed. Skira, pag. 159 – 163. Price: on request. For more information, please…

Fibula pair with beautiful niello work

Fibula pair with beautiful niello work

For sale!  This beautiful fibula pair, found in Tisnit on one of Sarah’s bead tours.  This is either an Ida ou Nadif/Arkhass or an Ida ou Semlal from the Anti Atlas.  The design is worked on brass.  There are workman etchings on the brass on the rear. The red glass table cut inserts are intact,…

African Beads: Jewels of a Continent – Evelyn Simak and Carl Dreibelbis

African Beads: Jewels of a Continent – Evelyn Simak and Carl Dreibelbis

African Beads: Jewels of a Continent is the first book dedicated exclusively to African-made beads. In detailed chapters organized by material (bone and shell, wood and amber, stone, metal, and glass) authors Evelyn Simak and Carl Dreibelbis trace the historical journal of bead making in Africa. The text is prefaced with an introduction by bead…

Solid silver Turkoman Afghanistan 28g collectible cuff  #4

Solid silver Turkoman Afghanistan 28g collectible cuff  #4

This beautiful, old, original solid silver cuff is from the OLOMI people of Turkmenistan. It is hand made an delicately incised with a floral pattern. The silver is flexible enough to fit over any wrist, yet is snug enough not to fall off. A wonderful statement piece, and as these are getting more difficult to…

Turkoman Silver and Gold Wash Pendant Carnelian Gem, Teke Tribe

Turkoman Silver and Gold Wash Pendant Carnelian Gem, Teke Tribe

  Turkoman Pendant made in the Teke tribal tradition. Hand-made silver; hand-applied gold wash; hand-cut carnelian gemstone; all beaded wire applied by hand; all components joined by hand; traditional symbols of the tribal world-view inscribed by hand. The non-inscribed symbols are the basic design that makes up the whole ornament. The stylized ram’s horn symbols, the…

Heavy Silver Bracelet

Heavy Silver Bracelet

Heavy bracelet from Rajasthan Silver, 184 grams Inner diameter 6,5cm 19/20th century The peak on the bracelet looks like the roof of a typical pavilion in a Rajasthani palace Euro 580,00 If you want to buy this piece or need more information, please contact me at beste@t-online.de Please visit my website www.m-beste.de for more ornaments…

Rajasthan silver and glass old necklace

Rajasthan silver and glass old necklace

Beautiful composition of 7 muslim high grade silver amulet pendants, one of them bigger than the others and with arabic inscriptions. The pendants are translucid red and blue glass on a layer of good silver. There are small dangles hanging from each pendant making a very nice sound. The pendants are beautifully strung recently in…

FINE NEW STAMPED SILVER CHAMP-LEVE ENAMEL HAMSA,TIZNIT, 3″

Weight-24.3 grams. Size-about 3 inches long. Price- $81.00, plus shipping. The style of champ-leve enamel (as opposed to cloisonne, which is more usual here in the South) has been associated with the north of Morocco, but those old pieces are mostly gone or in bad shape. Now the artisans of the Tiznit area are doing…

Ethiopian Wedding pendants

Ethiopian Wedding pendants

This necklace is made up of 3 pendants of the Argobba (province,Ethiopia) wedding necklace separated with crude cut lapis l’azulli beads on new sterling silver beads. The pendants and cone beads are old.  The silver is top quality for Ethiopia 80/100. These necklaces are hard to come by. It measures 46 cm. But can be…

Old tribal indian bracelet from Gujarat

Old tribal indian bracelet from Gujarat

Old spectacular tribal indian cuff bracelet from Gujarat, India. This tribal bracelet design was also made with ivory with a sheet of pure gold on it. They were worn several at each arm, covering them all. These are now very difficult to see. This one is made with painted wood and a sheet of aluminium…

Ring with Glass Stones

Ring with Glass Stones

Silver Ring with multicoloured glass stones Rajasthan, India, early 20th century 15 grams, Diameter flower 2,4cm For more items please have a look at my website www.m-beste.de

Antique Pair Yemen Silver Bracelets Bedouin Style over Hollow Form

Antique Pair Yemen Silver Bracelets Bedouin Style over Hollow Form

Antique Pair Yemen Silver Bracelets Bedouin Style over Hollow Form This pair of very old Yemen bracelets are made with silver layered over hollow forms. The Yemen bangle bracelets are quite worn. The plaque that joins the ends of one of the bangles is decorated with inlaid granulated strips of silver. The other bangle has…

Ancient Gneiss Stone Beads from Greater Persia

Ancient Gneiss Stone Beads from Greater Persia

  Ancient beads made by natural earth forces from volcanic ash and small bits into a granite-like decorative stone, fairly easy to work with primitive hand tools. On this string there is a tabular bead, an end-pierced bead and a rondelle bead. These kinds of beads were made in Greater Persia (Outer and Inner Iran) from…

Venice beads – gorgeous necklace – african trade beads – collectible beads – red dotted beads – newly strung – exceptional jewelry –

Venice beads – gorgeous necklace – african trade beads – collectible beads – red dotted beads – newly strung – exceptional jewelry –

Price : 95 € ( 104 USD – 74 GBP) plus shipping at cost gorgeous necklace – african trade beads – An wonderfull collection of ancient venetian beads from the 19 century. Those beads have been collected in East Africa. They have been cherished, and protected. I strung them on a silk rope I have…