Their lives pass in barren, difficult means; it takes them to move of the oases in summer, towards the zones of green grass in the winter. Their savings are reversed mainly in livestock and silver jewellry. The jewels usually are used in commercial interchanges, but the most important use is as dowry (Al Mahr) in Arab language. The woman obtains the greater amount of jewelry in the occasion of her marriage, from the family of the fiance.That leaves her with silver of her own, that can use at any time if she needs money or wants to contribute with something for her house.
Traditionally the Bedouin jewelry is done of silver and shows a great preference for coral, amber,garnet and stones of red color. Also it is characterized by the use of bells, balls, chains, coins; as well as beads colorful and pendants. Many of these pieces are used like symbol of protection as well as talismans to drive away bad spirits. The tradition dictates that the jewels must be destroyed when the owner dies. A jeweler is in charge to produce new pieces, always respecting the traditional style. The Bedouin jewelry is sold frequently by gram and the prices always are raising. The goldsmiths produce traditional Bedouin jewelry in all the Arabic Peninsula, but the young generations are retired little by little. The Bedouin women have been influenced partly by the urban taste by gold. If we think, owning gold is a way to save and if the woman sees itself in a while of necessity it has a way to take control of faster money. The Bedouin jewelry shop in silver is made slowly rarer and difficult to find, reason why it is acquiring value for collectors and all people interested in the bedouin jewellery of the Middle East.Read more