Vintage Silver Kabyle Bracelet, Algeria
A stunning silver hallmarked Kabyle bracelet from Northern Algeria, made circa 1940. The enamel and silver work is incredible, so intricate and detailed. The bracelet is further adorned with bezel-set natural coral. 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 is hinged so it can be easily fitted to your wrist and closes with a pin. It is beautiful to wear.
A gorgeous example of a traditional Kabyle bracelet.
Silver (tested & hallmarked), enamel & coral
5.75 cm (inner dia.) x 6.4 cm (band width)
Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p 52.