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Namli Silver

6 Item(s)

  1.  Namli Fish Silver Bookmark

    Namli Fish Silver Bookmark

    $122.00
    This silver bookmark comes in the shape of a fish, an ancient Tunisian symbol of fertility. It was decorated using the age-old engraving technique known as namli first brought to Tunisia by Jewish master silversmith Moshi Ennamni. The fish’s tail opens into a floral pattern typical of traditional Muslim art, and the silver is adorned with a blue silk tassel and ambergris and silver namli beads
  2. Namli Silver PearNamli Silver Pear

    Namli Silver Pear

    $3,320.00
    Inspired by the classic container used by Tunisian brides to hold khol a legendary cosmetic that was an essential gift ahead of weddings, this silver pear can serve as a candy dish or a container for other small items. It twists open and comes apart to reveal a spacious hollow center. The pear has been finely engraved using the ancient and very involved process of namli. Its ornately decorated surface is a tribute to the history of Tunisian silverworking.
  3. Namli Silver Mrach with Ambergris FlowerNamli Silver Mrach with Ambergris Flower

    Namli Silver Mrach with Ambergris Flower

    $4,800.00
    The mrach is a classic Tunisian device used to anoint prayer-goers on Fridays at the ancient mosque of Kairouan. This silver mrach has been decorated using the age-old and arduous silverworking technique of namli to engrave intricate arabesque designs on its surface and adorned with aromatic ambergris flowers. The top of the device can be screwed off to be filled with zhar, or rosewater, which is then offered to guests at weddings and traditional festive occasions.
  4. Namli Silver Mabkhra with Ambergris FlowerNamli Silver Mabkhra with Ambergris Flower

    Namli Silver Mabkhra with Ambergris Flower

    $2,700.00
    The mabkhra is a classic Tunisian piece of home decor that is used to spread incense around a room and rid it of evil spirits.
  5. Namli Dove Silver Bookmark

    Namli Dove Silver Bookmark

    $122.00
    This openwork silver bookmark was engraved using the age-old namli technique first brought to Tunisia by master silversmith Moshi Ennamni. The piece has been decorated with an ensemble of traditional Tunisian symbols--entwined doves, fragments of khomsa motifs, and intricate floral patterns reminiscent of an arabesque aesthetic. Attached to the fine silverwork is an elegant white silk tassel and fragrant ambergris beads.
  6. Namli Silver AppleNamli Silver Apple

    Namli Silver Apple

    $2,560.00
    Inspired by the classic container used by Tunisian brides to hold khol a legendary cosmetic that was an essential gift ahead of weddings, this silver pear can serve as a candy dish or a container for other small items. It twists open and comes apart to reveal a spacious hollow center. This apple has been finely engraved using the ancient and very involved process of namli. Its ornately decorated surface is a tribute to the history of Tunisian silverworking.

6 Item(s)