Seller: beadart-austria (2,476) 100%, Location: Tulln an der Donau, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401019930732 For sale is an antique authentic silver alloy or metal necklace from Yemen, A Labbeh or Kirdam. A mesh veil which was offered to the bride as wedding adornment and usually worn attached to the headgear veiling the face. It could also be worn as pectoral jewelry. The mesh labbeh or Kirdam is worn wrapped around the neck or attached to the sides of the headgear hanging down as a frame to women’s chin. Worn by Jewish and Muslim women alike, it is designed with elaborate and extensive filigree and several dangling beads. This type of necklace would have been part of a woman’s dowry given to the bride by her fatherThe necklace for sale here has been adapted to be worn today. I have strung the meshed pieces on heavy beading wire and used sterling silver and antique untreated coral for the back part. I have not yet finished the necklace as it should be tightly worn around the neck and length depends entirely on the wearer. ams I found this necklace and a few other pieces which I will list also , in a box in the Vienna Fleamarket. The necklaces all were grimy and silver was black. All together there are two coral and silver pieces which could be Yemen or India, one choker and a headband which are definitely from India, and a genuine Yemeni Labbeh necklace . more photos are available on request! Payment: PaypalWorldwide shipping with signed for delivery and tracking Please look at my other auctions and visit my Ebay store. Not all listing have a best offer button but I am always ready to discuss an item. Do not hesitate to contact me. As I have had several cases of unpaid items recently I would lke to point out that PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE WITHIN 4 DAYS OF AUCTION END ! Unpaid item cases will be opened thereafter! Please bear in mind that the majority of the beads and ethnic elements I use are OLD or ANTIQUE , even ANCIENT! The show wear and age. I usually mention any defaults in my descriptions but I can overlook a minuscule old chip or dent . As this has happened recently and resulted in a severe dispute with the buyer I want to point out again that I do not use NEW material (except if stated) and that ethnic elements, old jewelry parts, etc. might have very minor defaults NOT specially mentioned in the description. I do not accept this as a reason for a return claiming that the item does not correspond to the description Do please contact me prior to buying if you have any questions or would like to have more detailed photos and/or macro shots of selected beads Shipping to Austria and Germany: Please wait for corrected invoice! shipping costs will be converted at the daily rate shipping Germany € 9.90 , tracked parcel shipping Austria € 4,50 Payment from Euro countries can also be made through bank transfer, please aks for IBAN and BIC codes European clients please wait for invoice with corrected shipping charges ! PLEASE NOTE: I am selling from the pictures. Due to difficulties with Austrian Customs I cannot accept returns from non EU countries. I have had several cases where I was obliged to pay customs for a return of my own design. I have tried to describe my designs as clearly and accurate as possible to avoid any disputes. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask..