Welcome to this exclusive collection of antique ethnic jewellery

 a fine selection of tribal jewellery and textiles

offered for sale by premier dealers

treasures gathered from the four corners of the earth

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE

EXPERT, TRUSTED, ANTIQUE ETHNIC JEWELLERY DEALERS

Old Western Yomud Turkmen Tribal Gilded Silver Ring, Red Cabochon Gem

Old Western Yomud Turkmen Tribal Gilded Silver Ring, Red Cabochon Gem

Old Western Yomud Turkmen Tribal Gilded Silver Ring, Red Cabochon Gem This ring was made and worn by a woman in the Western Yomud tribe in Northern Afghanistan around the middle of the 1900s. The embossed dots and circles are typical decoration of small jewelry pieces of the Western Yomud Turkoman tribe. The gilding of…

Batak Ceremonial Head Ornament | North Sumatra

Batak Ceremonial Head Ornament | North Sumatra

A multitude of gilt silver bead-like ornaments strung on a cord of red cloth fiber, with six-pointed star shaped clasp plates at its ends. Such ornaments would be worn by noblemen of the Toba Batak people of North Sumatra, typically as an adornment on the outside of a turban like headcloth (ulos). The photograph below, taken…

Hair Ornament from Tibet

Hair Ornament from Tibet

Hair Ornament (rna-rgyan-cha) from Central Tibet Silver, Turquoise 13,5cm long (without the little bells) 19th century This pieces hang on either side of the face in front of the ears, suspended from black woolen strings of yarn attached to the hair. See: Clarke-Jewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas, plate 55-56

Silver Bracelet from Nepal

Silver Bracelet from Nepal

Silver Bracelet from Nepal Superb repoussé work, showing eight Buddhist symbols, done by a Newari silversmith in Nepal 50 grams, diameter inside 6,5cm (adjustable) Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com ebse   e

MOROCCAN BERBER MASSA SOLID FINE STAMPED SILVER BANGLE

  Weight-68.5  grams. Size-about 2 2/3″ in inner diameter. Price- $202.00, plus shipping. A stunning piece of work, and all solid sterling quality silver, no flaws, repairs or breakage, and a nice wide size that even I can get on my hand! The Massa work, a sort of sun-burst design that incorporates a sort of…

TRADITIONAL SILVER CUFF ARMLET FROM ORISSA

TRADITIONAL SILVER CUFF ARMLET FROM ORISSA

Traditional silver cuff armlet from Orissa called “tada”. The higher central part suggest the tower of a Hindu temple. It was mostly worn on the left upper arm. Fine silver work and unique patina. Very good condition. inner diameter: 6,4 cm / outer diameter: 8,8 cm / width: 5 cm / weight: 304 gr. Early 20°…

Old Glasbeeds from Africa

Old Glasbeeds from Africa

Old glass beeds from Africa on a silver snake-chain from India 44cm long, 144 grams Euro 270,00 For more ornaments please have a look at my website www.m-beste.de  

Carnelian Necklace with Goldbeads

Carnelian Necklace with Goldbeads

A necklace, made from carnelianbeads and old goldbeads from Karnataka (South India) 46cm long, 77 grams Euro 1900,00 For more information please contact beste@t-online.de You’ll find more ornaments, textiles, objects and tribal art from Asia on my website www.m-beste.de – please have a look.

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…

Islamic Rosary

Islamic Rosary

Islamic Rosary from Turkey or Syria 3×33 beads, diameter 6,5mm made from horn with inlaid silver 2 long beads, made from horn with inlaid silver 4 coral beeds, diameter 6mm 1 long coral beed 18/19th century Price on request Please visit my website www.m-beste.de  

MOROCCAN SAHARAN SILVER SET 4 BANGLES,TATA, STUNNING WORK

Weight-68 grams. Size-just under 2 1/2 inches in inner diameter. Price- $191.00, plus shipping. These are made so delicately, it is hard to photograph the work, so please enlarge the photos to see as best you can!  In perfect shape, no flaws or repairs, a wonderful set- it is hard to believe that this work…

Old  Ethiopian,coptic, Axum Cross

Old Ethiopian,coptic, Axum Cross

This old Axum cross is of coin silver alloy. 70/100  measuring 6x 3.5 cm beautiful lacey work wearable on both sides. It has its original loop(eye) . It is the lost wax system done with care and skill. It has been worn to a lovely smoothness. In short a lovely friendly cross. Please do not…

Heavy Silver Bangle from India

Heavy Silver Bangle from India

Solid silver bangle fromGujarat, India 92 grams, Daimeter 6,4 cm Can be opened Smooth from wearing early 20th century Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com erle  

Upper Arm Bracelet from the Yemen

Upper Arm Bracelet from the Yemen

Bracelet for the upper arm; Yemen Silver, 197 grams, inner diameter 8cm Euro 380,00 For more ornaments in gold and silver please visit my website www.m-beste.de Contact:  beste@t-online.de

Old Yemeni Silver Earrings.

Old Yemeni Silver Earrings.

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…

Old cuff bracelet from Afghanistan

Old cuff bracelet from Afghanistan

Old silver alloy cuff bracelet (10cm) with pin clasp from the Hazara people of central Afghanistan. It is covered with typical tribal patterns. First half 20° century. Weight: 244 gr Price: on request. For more information, please email me at didiergregoire03@gmail.com www.pili-piliethnics.be

STRANDS OF ROUGH BEADS LOCAL RED MOROCCAN CORAL, GRADUATED, ALL OR SINGLY

WEIGHT-each strand of graduated coral beads weighs 19 grams. SIZE – About 24 or more inches per strand and beads run up to over 6mm. We can knot a set together or put on a sterling clasp for no extra cost. PRICE – $63.00 per strand plus shipping but shipping will be low. has 16…

Silver Bracelet from India

Silver Bracelet from India

Cast silver Bracelet 41 grams, Inside 6,2 cm Smooth from wearing Please ask for more information or pictures Thank you for visiting my website www.m-beste.com eb+e

MOROCCAN BERBER MASSA SOLID FINE STAMPED SILVER BANGLE

  Weight-68.5  grams. Size-about 2 2/3″ in inner diameter. Price- $202.00, plus shipping. A stunning piece of work, and all solid sterling quality silver, no flaws, repairs or breakage, and a nice wide size that even I can get on my hand! The Massa work, a sort of sun-burst design that incorporates a sort of…

Antique Turkoman Silver Ersari Tribal Hair Ornament as Pendant

Antique Turkoman Silver Ersari Tribal Hair Ornament as Pendant

Antique Turkoman Silver Ersari Tribal Hair Ornament as Pendant This is an ornament that the Turkoman woman or Turkmen women wear attached to their braided hair. The ornament hangs from the back of the crown of the head when the dangles are on such long chains as this one. The shorter ornaments for the hair…

MOROCCAN BERBER IHREM SILVER FIBULA PR W CORAL,3″

WEIGHT- 45.8 GRAMS. SIZE -About 3 inches long. Price- $174.00.00 plus shipping. Interesting pair of matched Ihrem fibulas, fully functional and with no flaws or repairs, sterling quality silver and genuine Berber coral beads. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR ANY INFO AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS matthews_maggie@yahoo.com. l 7 22 16

27 Antique Natural Amber beads from Morocco

27 Antique Natural Amber beads from Morocco

Strand with twenty-seven selected antique natural amber beads coming from Morocco. Weight: 32 grams. Beads measures: from ø 10 to 18,78 mm. Strand measures (bead to bead): 20,5 cm. / 8 inches. Price: SOLD, THANK YOU! Shipping and handling: Free. Contact: Roger – rogercu9@gmail.com More pictures available under request.

Old Karen ivory earplugs earrings

Old Karen ivory earplugs earrings

Beautiful old ivory earplugs from the Karen tribes living in the golden triangle hills on the borden of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. This type of ear ornaments were worn by both men and women. They have to be wear on extended earlobes holes. By the end of the Seventies it was already rare to see…

Silver ethnic jewish necklace from Yemen

Silver ethnic jewish necklace from Yemen

This antique Yemen silver filigree tribal necklace is made with silver cones and granulation forming traditional motifs. The cones are attached to filigree rosettes that are topped by a circle of silver granulation. This silver pieces were usually attached to a cloth band or to the woman’s head dress itself. The Jewish woman of Sana’a,…

Old Kabylia coral and enamel necklace

Old Kabylia coral and enamel necklace

Extraordinary berber necklace from the Greater Kabilia in Algeria. These sort of necklaces, called “azrar”, were given to women as wedding dowry. They were then use on especial celebrations and festivals. This one is old, from the end of the XIXth century or beginning of the XXth. The necklace has 34 pendants in diferent shapes….

Rashaida armband w. spikes.

Rashaida armband w. spikes.

This armband is worn by the Rashaida women,nomadic people who travel in the Red Sea coastal dessert areas. It is a part of their dowry. I do have a collection of these pieces but often not matching up as a pair, so I am selling them as separate pieces, just to show the three main…

Old bedouin coral and silver Yemenite necklace

Old bedouin coral and silver Yemenite necklace

Beautiful ethnic Yemeni necklace, made with a beautifully decorated bedouin silver hirz , big silver beads, filigree beads and real red coral beads. Some small dangles hang from the central hirz. The necklace can be fasten and unfasten easily with a hook. The silver is not pure, but mixed with some other metal. The central…

Old Sri Lankan silver bangle

Old Sri Lankan silver bangle

Old silver bangle from Kandy, Sri Lanka. This bangle has a triangular black stone inset that could be onyx. Dated early to mid 20 th century weight: 25 grams inner diameter: 2 1/2 inches price: $245

Jbel Bani cuff

Jbel Bani cuff

An antique piece from Southern Morocco Over 100 years old Very rare Flared cuff Jbel Bani region Morocco 4.9 cm at flare 5.7 cm inner diameter £400 This is a charity sale details of the event you are supporting with your purchase can be seen here  Please e mail     rashantha.devanesan@gmail .com    to…

Old Silver Yemeni Bedouin Earrings.

Old Silver Yemeni Bedouin Earrings.

  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…

2 PP 800 YR GOLD ALMORAVID MOROCCAN DINARS, COLLECTABLES,4.7GR,ALSO LOUIS’

WEIGHT-each antique dinar 4.7 21 karet or more old gold, in grams. SIZE – up to two inches. PRICE – negotiable but dinars are not cheap, Louis are from 19th cent so not so high. NOte- do not even dream of piercing a dinar, would ruin the value. We can put them in a gold…

PAIR OF OLD SILVER BRACELETS FROM RAJASTHAN

PAIR OF OLD SILVER BRACELETS FROM RAJASTHAN

Pair of old rigid silver bracelets from Rajasthan decorated with nice geometrical patterns. Inner diameter: 5,5 cm & 5,4 cm. Weight: 122 gr & 94 gr. Early 20° century. Code: RAJA239. Price: on request. For more information, please email me at didiergregoire03@gmail.com www.pili-piliethnics.be