Yemenite silversmithing refers to the work of Jewish silversmiths from Yemen. They were highly acclaimed craftsmen who dominated craft production in precious metals in the southern Arabian peninsula from the 18th through the mid-20th century, a period and region during which Muslims did not engage in this work. These Yemenite silversmiths were noted for their use of fine granulation and filigree, producing such ornaments as women's bracelets, necklaces, finials, etc. Between June 1949 and September 1950, almost the entire Jewish community in Yemen, including nearly every silversmith in the country, immigrated to Israel in an airborne mass migration known as Operation Magic Carpet.
Muslims appear to have entered silversmithing in the Yemen in the mid-1900s as the Jews departed for Israel. Yemeni silver jewelry was traditionally given to a newly wed bride as an. But when the value of the silver declined in med to late 1900s, Yemeni diverted more toward gold jewelry than the traditional Yemenite jewelry, which brought the declined of the craftsman of this kind of jewelry. Currently almost all the pieces available are old pieces, kept by jewelry collectors.
Likewise, this is also a genuine Yemenite. Labbe or Labbey or Labba.
Necklaces, one of the most prominent designs used by the Jewish Yemeni craftsman. The mesh labbeh is originally worn by Yemeni brides wrapped around the neck or attached to the sides of their ears hanging down as a frame to womens chin to cover their face. The metal used in this necklace is a mixed metal, which is also called Silver Gilt and then platted with sterling silver.The content of the silver used in this necklace is unknown. This necklace has came directly from Sanaa, Yemen, sent to me by a Yemeni friend, which authenticates it's genuineness and originality. The photos are of the actual necklace.
We happily accept return if the received item is not as displayed or described. Please note that if the item(s) has reached the destination with defects caused during transit then kindly send us at least 3 photos of the damaged area from different angles. The photos must be sent within 3 days after receiving the package.We treat our rings and cuff bracelets with a protective coating to prevent metal allergies. For Earrings, we either use hypoallergenic ear wire or otherwise treat the ear wire with the allergy prevention coating. Although our treatment works for most of our customers, we do not guarantee complete allergy prevention. The item "Yemenite Bedouin Yemeni Necklace Antique Bib Yemen Silver Labba Choker Jewelry" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Middle Eastern".
The seller is "crafteast" and is located in Middletown, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.