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Original Message:   Kiffas with resin and lapis...
An unusual strand, to say the least!

As a lover of tiny and intricate little things of art (like Netsuke, for example) it's nice to see what others do with liliput things.

Two things have to be mentioned for the record:

1.) The beads - leave alone no size or reference was delivered - might belong to the smaller versions within the Muraqat-family, but there are certainly (much) smaller pieces then the ones presented here. I can deliver proof only after Tucson-2017, but will then show you a whole strand of old micro-Kiffas in great shape and intricate designs.

2.) The nice little "amber-pieces" appear to be phenolic resin or "African amber", if you like to call them such. Those pieces are of a more recent manufacture, though it must be said that (old) "age" alone is not the only factor for beauty or value.

Had been nice to see them being worn, though I bet that looks cute!

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