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This two-side silver amulet is auspicious for women


Description:  Contemporary design of antique Egyptian Zar silver amulet disk(hijab) with multiple silver dangles from the Banaria Oasis.  Pictograph often portrays demonic figures strung with multiple silver open work beads, African blue/white heart beads, silver end cones and heavy silver clasp, 18” overall w/o pendant, strung on SoftFlex wire (nylon coated stainless steel).   Worn during “Zar” rituals.  Source: Egyptian Zar Jewelry, ORNAMENT, Vol. 41. No.1 2019



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Contemporary Egyptian design necklace

SKU: Roberts.B649
  • Peoples and cultures of the world and their adornment fascinate me.  Ethnic adornment is the expression of people---their affinity with nature, family, clan, tribe; Expressions of protection, prowess, luck, religion; It is a window into lives long past and here now.

     Wearing of such adornment offers appreciation of OUR affinity with the peoples of the world and I want to share these wonders with you.

    From an artistic family and over a lifetime development of the skill sets for silversmith fabrication, lapidary, sewing and design in tandem with opportunities for worldwide travel and collecting, these have prepared me well for such creations utilizing only authentic and rare materials.  A descriptive card will accompany each item.

    My designs have been exhibited in juried shows, galleries and museum shops across the nation and I belong to several artists’ groups.

    Each of these items is one-of-kind created with the passion of my experiences.  Hopefully you can join me in this celebration!

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