Old Silver & Enamel Kabyle Bracelet, Beni Yenni - 216
A stunning hinged vintage bracelet made by the Beni Yenni tribe of Kabylie, Northern Algeria. It has seven genuine coral cabochons and is embellished with fine granulation work and detailing. Artisans from this region are renowned for their expertise in enamel work, using green, yellow and blue enamel as decoration, as seen here. This bracelet has a pin closure which is covered by an ornate enamel plate. Exquisite work. In very good condition. A very attractive bracelet.
This bracelet is one of a pair. Both bracelets are also available to buy together.
Silver (tested), enamel & coral
6.2 cm (inner dia.) x 3.0 cm (band width)
Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p 52.