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  1. Antique Yemen Silver Bawsani Filigree Amulet Necklace with Prayers

    by on 03-16-2013 at 02:11 PM (Crafts of the Past)
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    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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  2. Stone Ornamentation

    by on 09-12-2011 at 11:53 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    I have a more complete description of some of the crafts that I will discuss in this blog along with photos at my studio at http://craftsofthepast.artfire.com

    In addition to making stone tools, mankind also used stone to satisfy his more aesthetic and spiritual needs. He thus came to create body ornamentation to attract people to him and to protect himself from bad things such as disease and evil spirits.

    When a person found a stone such as the ones on this string of ...

    Updated 09-12-2011 at 12:05 PM by CraftsofthePast

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