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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 Bawsani Filigree Amulet Necklace with Prayers

    by on 03-16-2013 at 02:11 PM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post

    This magnificent old Yemen silver filigree necklace still contains the tiny booklet of prayers and blessings that it was meant to contain. The top panel slides and allows the book to be removed if the owner wishes to do so. I have never touched the sheaf of bound papers on which the blessings are written. I have only looked

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