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Antique Tribal silver Middle Eastern Womans Labbeh necklace

Antique Tribal silver Middle Eastern Womans Labbeh necklace


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Bedouin: Pre 1910: Item # 1313897

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Common to South Arabia and Yemen, the mesh "labbeh" or "Kirdam" were worn wrapped around the neck or attached to the sides of the headgear hanging down as a frame to women’s chin. This particular libbeh is from the late 1800’s–early 1900. I had it restrung to be used as a necklace. This very finely made tribal labbeh has elaborate lengths of filigree and numerous dangling beads. This type of jewelry would have been part of a woman’s dowry given to the bride by her father