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Persian Middle Eastern Heavy Large Antique 214 G Sterling Silver Cigarette Case
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Beautiful Hand Made Brass Box with Silver and Copper Inlay
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ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY PENDANT
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Desert Silver: Nomadic and Traditional Silver Jewellery From the Middle East and North Africa
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Silver Jewelry of Oman
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A Silver Legend: The Story of the Maria Theresa Thaler
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1940S ANTIQUE CENTRAL ASIA TURKOMEN TRIBAL 800 SILVER LAPIS RING 9 SZ LARP 46864
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ANTIQUE ISLAMIC MIDDLE EASTERN PERSIAN CAST IRON SCREW KEY PADLOCK
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B Antique Turkoman Silver Carnelian Pendant #5 NR
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B Antique Turkoman Silver Carnelian Pendant #2 NR
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Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry
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Vintage Middle Eastern NIELLO SILVER COPPER Bowl EGYPTIAN Metalware 8.75
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Some of the oldest civilizations in the world originated along the fertile banks of the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have been cultural melting pots ever since. The trade routes adopted by the region’s nomads linked colorful cultures and time-long traditions like so many beads on a string. And indeed it is in the region’s jewelery that its many-layered history of tribes and empires, nomads and
villagers is perhaps best seen. From an archaeological point of view, decorative details and motifs can be traced back centuries, sometimes even millennia. This book, Desert Silver, explores the social, economic and
religious background of this jewelery.

The traditional silver jewelery of the region combines a variety of aspects of desert life. As the unalienable property of a woman, it has practical, economic value; it serves as a social indicator and reveals where the wearer comes from, how rich she is and her status as a wife and mother. Perhaps more importantly it is frequently worn as a powerful amulet. Jewelery plays a subtle role in everyday society as communicator, messenger and bank account, and all of these aspects are discussed in the book and illustrated with rich examples, from Palestinian wedding necklaces made from fragrant cloves to the brightly enamelled bracelets of the Maghreb.

The different functions fulfilled by jewelery are rooted deep within society, so changes within that society inevitably impact its jewellery. Now that traditional societies are changing fast, what does the future hold for the traditional silver jewellery of the Middle East and North Africa, jewelery that has remained unchanged for centuries?

The diversity of the Arabian Peninsula is seen not only in its landscapes and peoples, but also in its jewellery styles, which differ markedly from state to state. The Sultanate of Oman possessed, and still possesses, some of the most skilled silversmiths in Arabia. The silver jewellery they produce is of a quality and beauty unsurpassed in the Arab world, and this is an introduction to the subject. There are colour illustrations of khanjars (the characteristic T-shaped dagger of Oman), necklaces, anklets, bracelets, hair decorations and earrings, together with an informative textual background to their history, manufacture and styles.

This first comprehensive account of the Maria Theresa Thaler in English covers every aspect of the thaler's use, and explains how this coin came to be accepted as the universal currency for trade in the Middle East and beyond. The role of the coin in financing military expeditions and colonial wars is thoroughly examined.

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry with traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Ransom's descriptions of the people she met and befriended, and her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty, and personal identity, are a rich source of information that will appeal to ethnic jewelry fans, ethnographers, jewelry designers, and art historians.
Amulet cases, hair ornaments, bridal headdresses, earrings, necklaces, ankle and wrist bracelets are all beautifully photographed in intricate detail, interspersed with the author's own photographs of the women who shared their stories and their hospitality with her. A chapter on the history of silversmithing in Yemen tells the surprising story of the famed Jewish Yemeni silversmiths, many of whom left Yemen in the late 1940s. This is the first in-depth study of Yemeni silver, uniquely illustrated with photographs of a world that is transforming before our eyes, and animated with the portraits of a precious legacy.

 

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