Fashioned from hardwoods by Etz-Ron, this Bird & Fish Archaeology Barrette is decorated with designs found on pottery from ancient Israel.
The designs on the Ancient Ties Archaeology Barrette Series are patterned after those found on pottery of the Canaanite, Egyptian and Philistine peoples from before the period of the exodus through the period of the Israelite kings. Typical motifs found on the pottery were fish and birds looking back (Philistine), birds and palm, ibex and palm (Canaanite) and geometric patterns. The motifs featured here were found on pottery shards in the archaeology excavations at Megiddo and Lachish in Israel.
Hair combs, hair slides and hair ornaments have been found in archaeological sites in Israel dating from as early as 12,000 years ago, made from shell, bone, and wood.
The hair barrettes are made from a variety of light colored hard woods such as maple, beech, cherry and more. The metal barrette fastening on the back side is screwed into the wood. Please contact me if you have a wood preference.
The designs have been silk screened onto the wood and then finished with polyurethane.
Dimensions: 3.75″ x .82″ x .6 Th “(9.5 x 2 x 1.5 Th cm) including barrette back.