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Khalti Saîda

Khalti Saîda

Saïda is an expert in amber crafts. A third-generation artisan, she inherited her know-how and patience from her mother who, in turn, inherited the same from her own mother. Today, Saïda is teaching her craft to her own daughter, Jihen. She likes to work with amber in different colors red-black, brown, blue and different shapes beads, flowers, khomsa, fish, etc.

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  1.  Rayhana-Ambergris Hlel Necklace Rayhana-Ambergris Hlel Necklace

    Rayhana-Ambergris Hlel Necklace

    $266.00
    The necklace’s long elegant form is designed to showcase the neck of the woman who wears it. The silver rayhana chain is connected by strings of amber beads and khomsa pendants to filigreed silver hlel pendant, which then gives way to hanging amber beads and khomsa emblems; the alternation of materials lends the piece a seductive grace.
  2. Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Octagonal Namli PendantRayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Octagonal Namli Pendant

    Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Octagonal Namli Pendant

    $166.00

    This rahyana and ambergris necklace has been designed to sample a range of Tunisia’s rich cultural traditions. The ambergris portion of the chain contains fish, a long-time symbol of fertility in the port-city of Sfax, skhab triangles, which are an emblem native to Mehdia, and beads made of coral found off the coast of Tabarka in the country’s northwest. The rest of the chain is made using the ancient rayhana silverworking process, which has been a fixture of Tunisian jewelry-making for centuries. All that is topped off with a octagonal silver pendant engraved using the classic namli technique.

  3. Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Openwork-Fish Pendant Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Openwork-Fish Pendant

    Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Openwork-Fish Pendant

    $105.00

    This necklace features the fish symbol, an ancient Tunisian emblem of fertility still used as part of a good-luck wedding ritual in the port-city of Sfax. The base of the necklace chain is made using the classic silverworking technique called rahyana in which the jeweler loops together tiny silver-wire rings and pounds them into delicate disks. The rest of the chain alternates ambergris fish and coral beads, while the pendant sports a fish in water, made using the engraving technique called namli.

  4. Silver Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Petal Pendant Silver Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Petal Pendant

    Silver Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Petal Pendant

    $188.00

    The silver petal pendent on this rayhana ambergris necklace has been carefully engraved using the age-old namli technique to contain one fish, long-time Tunisian symbols of fertility, in this piece they form the rough outline of a single heart. The necklace chain consists of alternating ambergris fish, coral and a string rayhana silver-wire loops. The varying shapes and color lend a vibrancy and sense of movement to the piece.

  5. Coral Rahyana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Openwork Fish Pendant Coral Rahyana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Openwork Fish Pendant

    Coral Rahyana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Openwork Fish Pendant

    $166.00

    This necklace sports the ancient silverworking process of rayhana but also includes coral and silver beads and fragrant ambergris pendants in the shape of skhab triangles. The featured silver pendant has been finely engraved using the ancient technique called namli first brought to Tunisia by Jewish master silversmith Moshi Ennamni.

  6. Silver Rayhana-Ambergris Coral Necklace with Namli Dove Pendant Silver Rayhana-Ambergris Coral Necklace with Namli Dove Pendant

    Silver Rayhana-Ambergris Coral Necklace with Namli Dove Pendant

    $130.00

    This necklace combines an assortment of Tunisian jewelry-making tropes. The chain is anchored by the ancient silverworking process called rayhana but also includes an alternating pattern of ambergris pendants in the shape of skhab triangles and khomsa hands, both classic Mediterranean symbols, and coral beads native to Tunisia’s Tabarka region. The silver triangle pendant was engraved using the age-old namli technique and features two graceful doves.

  7. Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Sun Pendant Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Sun Pendant

    Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace with Namli Sun Pendant

    $133.00

    The chain of this necklace is composed of rayhana silver-wire loops and juxtaposed ambergris khomsa, skhab, and fish symbols, lending it a degree of vibrancy matched only by its dazzling silver sun pendant, which has been decorated using the ancient Tunisian engraving technique called namli.

  8. Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Openwork-Dove Pendant Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Openwork-Dove Pendant

    Rayhana-Ambergris Necklace With Openwork-Dove Pendant

    $130.00

    This necklace features a pendant with a finely engraved openwork dove whose image has been etched into the silver surface using the ancient technique called Namli. The necklace chain is made of rayhana silver-wire loops and fragrant juxtaposed ambergris fish and khomsa shapes. Two ornately decorated silver namli beads break-up the continuity of the ambergris sections of the chain.

  9.  Ambergris-Coral Fish Earrings

    Ambergris-Coral Fish Earrings

    $31.00

    These earrings pair two traditional coastal symbols from opposite ends of Tunisia. The fragrant ambergris fish pay homage to an ancient Tunisian symbol of fertility that still features in the wedding rituals of the port-city of Sfax, while the coral beads are made from materials gathered of the coast of the Northwest border-town of Tabarka.

  10. Rayhana-Mehdia PinRayhana-Mehdia Pin

    Rayhana-Mehdia Pin

    $24.99

    Based in silver this pin has been elegantly decorated with an fragrant ambergris skhab, a symbol native to the coastal Tunisian city of Mehdia, and tiny chain of rayhana silver-wire loops, designed to pay homage to a traditional jewelry-making technique. The pin is commonly used to chicly join the ends of a shawl or secure a veiled woman’s hijab, but can also be worn as an elegant lapel decoration.

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