Antique Yemenite Bedouin Yemeni filigree Necklace yaman Silver Labbe Choker. Yemenite silversmithing refers to the work of Jewish silversmiths from Yemen. They were highly acclaimed craftsmen who dominated craft production in precious metals in the southern Arabian peninsula from the 18th through the mid-20th century, a period and region during which Muslims did not engage in this work.These Yemenite silversmiths were noted for their use of fine granulation and filigree, producing such ornaments as women's bracelets, necklaces, finials, etc. But when the value of the silver declined in med to late 1900s, Yemeni diverted more toward gold jewelry than the traditional Yemenite jewelry, which brought the declined of the craftsman of this kind of jewelry.
Currently almost all the pieces available are old pieces, kept by jewelry collectors. Among the variety of jewelry known in Yemen, the labbe (ornate bib-necklace) is the most impressive in its complexity. A highly skilled work of Jewish silversmiths, it is a testimony of exquisite craftsmanship, requiring painstaking work and a developed artistic sense, expressed by the harmonious and aesthetic blend of its many parts. The labbe is a popular piece of jewelry among Jewish and Muslim women alike. In Arabic, the name labbe indicates the sunken place beneath the Adam's apple on the neck, where it is worn.
This necklace is made of white metal with silver platting. Note: These photos of the actual necklace. Approx Size: pleas check the pictures for more details about the measurement of the necklace.