Yemeni? Hirz

Beautiful filigree fine silver work. Not sure which area in Yemen.

Yemeni? Hirz
Pongkhun, Nov 25, 2019
    • Any Jewelry
      Yes, it is a Yemeni hirz, or amulet box. It is a beauty, with those extra filigree beads.
    • Pongkhun
      @Any Jewelry Thank you! I've never seen turquoise hirz before
    • Any Jewelry
      Turquoise is one of the favourite stones in Yemeni jewellery. They imported most of it from Persia/Iran.
    • Pongkhun
      @Any Jewelry Amazing! I heard that most of vintage silver jewelry in Yemen was done by Yemenite Jews before they refuge to Israel. Do you they still keep the tradition?
    • Any Jewelry
      They do. They make jewellery in Israel, where they are known as Yemenites (v. Yemenis). Some remained in Yemen, where they kept making jewellery.
      I don't know how the situation is at present, with the devastating war in Yemen. I can imagine finding food and water is of prime concern now, anything else is of no importance.
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    • Pongkhun
      Thank you very much for the info. It's because of the jewelry that makes me want to learn about the history of makers and the country where it comes from.
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    • Any Jewelry
      I know the feeling you have about the jewellery. Ethnic jewellery invites you to dig deeper, learn more about its background. Because it is all so individual and personal, you feel like you have a bond with the maker and the first owner, however small that bond is.
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