Necklace – head band – strap armlet / anklet – belt (with extensions). Yemeni origin – Sana’a province. 100 – 150 years. The entire necklace (globe beads +central tube amulet + filigree drops) are made of coin silver , sourced from melting MariaTheresa coins (%80 -%90) This is the highest grade available at the time. The two berry beads on the red cord + 4 little ball drops on the silver filigree pendants are antique yemeni ornaments made. Of non corroding metal alloys. The two round black beads on the red cord are genuine natural black coral of natural color. The red coral is also natural , but dyed (little coral fixed on the filigree drops are natural antique yemeni coral). This necklace is wonderful piece of ethnographic artistry, featuring authentic antique Yemeni Jewish (Yemenite) silver globe beads , masterfully strung with natural dyed coral. These iconic and collectible beads is a great example of the workmanship of the world famous Yemeni Jewish artisans of the 19 century. This community of artisans was one of the oldest populations of indigenous Jews in the world, but by the 1948 most had moved to Palestine. Like an uprooted plant , this tradition withered away, leaving few and ever dwindling examples in its homeland of Yemen. Nowadays it’s hard to find a bead or two of these scarce and precious beads, specially of such rare and sought after medium wearable size , but we were very fortunate to acquire an entire collection that was a part of a treasured heirloom. Some artisans used to sign their artifacts by stamping their name , while some didn’t. You could see an example of such hallmarks highlighted in the pictures. Please refer to last picture with inch grid. It takes 10 to 20 days world wide. Additional items are combined with %50 discount. The item “Yemen necklace with antique Yemenite jewish silver globe beads” is in sale since Friday, August 04, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Middle Eastern”. The seller is “yemensilver” and is located in kualalumpur. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Metal Purity: coin silver
- Jewelry Type: necklace
- Metal: silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Yemen
- silver beads: authentic Yemeni Jewish beads
- non silver beads: natural dyed coral
- style: ethnographic – Bedouin – tribal -Islamic – nomadic