Carnelian Begleri, Cylinder Edges

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Begleri, decorated with carnelian stones and cylinder edges. The design of the cylinder edges is inspired by a detail of a sock needle from the 19th century. The begleri is handmade, the chain is made of silver 925° and the design at the edges are made of silver 999°.

Dimension: 20 cm

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People always manufactured tools. From the 5th century A.D., the evolution of the most well-known tools had already been largely achieved. Until the late 19th century, people mostly manufactured their own tools. Each tool had its own personality and its own functional and aesthetic requirements. Every tool had special decoration and different shape and weight.

The art of tool making stopped in the late 19th century and the tools began to be produced more massively, with the use of molds. In the same period of time, machines were introduced in the production of tools. Similar artifacts, like the sock needle, are known to have originated in the Ionian Islands, probably as accessories of traditional local women’s costumes.

19th century A.D.
with carnelian stones
Dimensions (WxHxD):
20 cm
Gross Weight:
39 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Silver 925° and Silver 999°
String of beads, Begleri
15 gr

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