Here ya go guys!
It’s a type of silver weaving known as Trabzon (Trebizond) work and
is done generally in 22kt gold. The technique has its origin in the
Caucasus, where till World War I, was used to make body armor. They
say it’s so strong that you can use a bracelet to pull a car!
About six thousand women in Trabzon (northeastern coast of Turkey)
work in their homes making this kind of weaving or braiding. These
women use nothing but two hands, a pair of tweezers, a pin or
needle, a tooth pick, and A SINGLE WIRE!!! It comes out flat as you
make it, so it is not at all like later flattening tube-like forms
There is a site with a number of exquisite silver Trabzon bracelets
in silver, as well as a marvelous YouTube film showing them being
made in gold. The film is in Turkish. How I wish to hear a
translation! At the end, there are very interesting pics of a
workshop where this technique, among others, is being taught. See
for an utterly amazing experience!
Janet in Jerusalem