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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)
    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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  2. 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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  3. Antique Silver Bracelet Yemen Maker Signed Makers Mark

    by on 01-17-2012 at 09:51 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post


    Antique signed bracelet by the Yemen Jewish silversmith. Granulation and beaded wire form geometric motifs round the bracelet. The covering for the hasp is more delicate tracery with filigree wire and tiny granules. The signature is just on the inside of the fastener. If you cannot see it, request an enlargement of that part of the photo if you are considering a purchase.
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