Project Description

Bedouin forehead ornament, Yemen

A old forehead ornament from Yemen, according to Ransom, from Marib or the Jawf. Constructed of a old Maria Theresa thaler coin, backed on leather and decorated with coral colored glass beads. Strips of braided leather keeps the ornament attached to the head.

From mid of the 20th Century.


Size of the pendant: 9 x 9 cm (3,54 x 3,54 in)
Total length of the leather strips (each side) 38 cm (14,96 in)


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“Jewelry from the Orient (Bir Collection)”, Seiwert, Wolf Dieter, Arnoldsche, 2009
“Le Monde en Tete”, Seuil, 2019
“Voyage dans ma tête”, fage éditions, 2010