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Crafts of the Past

A look back at ancestral handicrafts such as knapping flint tools, creating silver filigree, preparing gold amalgam for coating silver, creating ceramic objects, winding glass beads and more.

  1. Antique Yemen Silver Ring Two Fingered Granulation Bridal Dowry

    by on 02-09-2012 at 07:32 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post


    This is a traditional ring seen on the hands of brides in old photographs. Granulation and beaded wire decorate the amuletic round boxes that rattle when moved. They are hollow containers for seeds or small stones whose significance is not explained by the curators of the collections of Yemen Jewish silver jewelry of the period.

    The wedding jewelry as
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