Thisbust length necklace is a recent construction using old Yemen bits and pieces, including yellow resin-amber beads, a hirz amulet used for carry protective prayers, and a long old chain that can be adjusted for length. Yemen silversmiths, from late 19th century to early 20th century, were known for their skills in making granulations and complicated chains. These pieces are highly collectible and increasingly rare. All these pieces would have come from head and dorsal ornaments used in daily wear, as well as dowry and special occasions. They’d have been broken up and separated over the years. I’ve collected bits and pieces and reassembled them to once more wearable cultural art. This is another one-off piece. Length: 38cm.