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rumpel9 21st September 2020 08:59 AM

Shibria for comments
 
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Hi, everyone.
I would like to share shibriya from my collection. Comments and opinions are wellkome.

A.alnakkas 21st September 2020 10:26 AM

Check the top of the handle you’ll likely find a name. The craftsmanship is that of Ali ibn Bani and he signs the top of the handles or the back of the scabbards. But its his work. Good piece, Relatively rare; the maker belongs to a north Saudi family but likely worked for orders from the Levant as well

rumpel9 22nd September 2020 01:12 PM

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A.alnakkas, thank you for the info. Unfortunately, there is no signature on the top of the handle and on the back of the scabbard. Here ist the pics.

A.alnakkas 22nd September 2020 03:42 PM

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Hey, did you check the back of the handle as well?

Here is mine. Yours is the first of his work that I see unsigned. Even his white metal ones are signed too.

rumpel9 23rd September 2020 08:32 AM

A.alnakkas, shure I did it, but there is no signature as well. By the way, you have very great example of shibria.

mariusgmioc 23rd September 2020 09:27 AM

Judging from the photos the two shibriyas appear to be of the very same or at least very similar workmanship.

The fact that the one in the original posting is not signed, might be because it was made by an apprentice, or was made at an earlier stage when the maker did not sign his works.

A.alnakkas 23rd September 2020 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by mariusgmioc
Judging from the photos the two shibriyas appear to be of the very same or at least very similar workmanship.

The fact that the one in the original posting is not signed, might be because it was made by an apprentice, or was made at an earlier stage when the maker did not sign his works.


From the information I collected he did not have an apprentice. Sadly the craft in this family died out with this generation. Their descendants that I know personally have lost interest in it.

Now while all the pieces I saw made by Ali are signed, does not mean that its a must. Same case for his brother named Sulaiman who worked in Riyadh, I own 4 pieces made by him. One is signed the rest aren't. He did not have an apprentice either.


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