Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside length of 8.15" not including the wrist gap and a width that graduates from 0.6" to 0.87. The wrist gap measures 5.75 across when the bracelet is fully opened. Bracelet Type: Hinged Bangle Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type: Screw-in Clasp with Hinge. Link Type: Rounded and Polished Sterling Silver.
Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in Yemen in the Bedouin style. Created using repousse metalworking techniques to hand hammer sterling silver into a hollow bangle. The band of the bangle was engraved with intricate, crosshatch designs.From the clasp dangle two bell accents which jingle softly with movement. The clasp is opened by untwisting a screw to pull apart the two sides.
This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it.
The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Antique Turkish, Islamic, and Bedouin jewelry all share similar ancestral and stylistic roots and influenced each other through trade for many, many years. This can largely be attributed to the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, which valued art and craftsmanship and fostered the continuation of Arabic arts and calligraphy.
The reign of the Ottomans in the 16th and 17th centuries introduced Turkish designs to Islamic motifs and the nomadic Bedouin culture, melding a range of styles into beautiful arabesques; repeating rhythmic patterns, which often feature geometric floral and organic designs. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front.Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Bedouin Yemeni HUGE Bangle Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.