Yemen Silver and Coral Kitab Necklace
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Stunning necklace from the Yemen silversmiths of Ethiopia. The center bead called a Kitab, and the Round beads called flower Bawsani beads (with a hallmark form the silversmith), mixed with Mediterranean coral and small silver beads.
Circa late 19th Century.
The Jewish Population used to fill these Kitab with biblic paragraphs, prayers and Cabalistic formulas in Hebrew. Kitabs were originally worn to protect the wearer from a specific fear.
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