Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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New Books on Tunisian Jewelry

Posted by Edith D on October 6, 2017 at 4:08 2 Comments

Berber facial tattoos

Posted by Cordelia Donohoe on August 8, 2017 at 11:49 1 Comment

In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted by Edith D on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Bracelets, Dagestan

Posted by Rai Ismail on April 15, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Silver in ethnic jewellery

Posted by Thelma on April 3, 2017 at 13:30 9 Comments

Natural vs Synthetic

Posted by IDenteco on March 11, 2017 at 13:32 0 Comments

Armenians and Valentine's day

Posted by IDenteco on February 12, 2017 at 20:32 2 Comments

Armenian symbol of eternity

Posted by IDenteco on January 17, 2017 at 19:52 0 Comments

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Join this informal and friendly forum to learn about, show and discuss traditional and vintage ethnic jewels and textiles - age, provenance, region. Do ask any questions you have by uploading a photo or a discussion. We have a massive searchable data base of over 20,000 images in the gallery to support your research. If you add your own photos to the site, please tag them so that others can use them for research too.

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Edith D posted photos
Sep 19
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Ikat Textile from Flores

"Here is what the same symbol looks like in jewelry.  Yet another example of how the iconography overlaps in different arts!"
Sep 19
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Ikat Textile from Flores

"Warp fibers with coconut husks before dying. Coconut husk fibers before being tied to warp."
Sep 19
Edith D commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Mauritanian mizam ebony_1

"Ah! Thanks! So if I were to go back to Tunis, I assume that I could tell the real ebony by the density? I would be looking for wood that seemed heavy for its size? Someday I'll go back to that shop on Rue Habib Bourguiba that sells the ebony…"
Sep 18
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Mauritanian mizam ebony_1

"Well ebony is a very hard wood that does not float in water, making it ideal for ornaments and jewellery. It was often used in this sort of Mauritanian/Tuareg type of jewel so I am assuming it is ebony. "
Sep 18
Denise Bradley-Tyson is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 18
BarbaraAnne posted a photo

BarbaraBallet

Today, I still dream in my first language, ballet.
Sep 17
BarbaraAnne posted a status
"Online community has always been the savior of my real life. The EJC, especially Sarah Corbett, gave me enduring love, and I love them back."
Sep 17
ND is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 16
Edith D commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Mauritanian mizam ebony_1

"Very pretty...there is a type of traditional Tunisian bracelet also made from ebony. How does one tell real ebony from other wood that has been stained a dark color? I would occasionally see "ebony" bangles for sale in Tunis, but could not…"
Sep 13
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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A Young Dancer from Nias with Jewelry

"The bodice of her dress is fabricated from palm fronds.  Red and yellow are apparently the preferred colors for Nias dancers, since most of the other photos of modern dancers that I have seen are in the same colors."
Sep 13
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A Young Dancer from Nias with Headdress

"His clothing is made from bark cloth and the back of his vest has a silhouette of a tree of life that matches the headdress."
Sep 13
Edith D posted photos
Sep 13
francisca meijer is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 11
marina tuzman -gerber is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 8
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Dayak Warrior's Costume with Hornbills

"If you would like to know what a hornbill looks like, here it is! This magnificent creature is endangered.  The dayak traditionally use the hornbill bird to make their ceremonial ornaments.  The hornbill ivory was particularly prized to…"
Sep 4
Hartley Holder is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 4
Sophia Nell is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 2
Cordelia Donohoe posted a photo

Mauritanian mizam ebony_1

This is a pair of Mauritanian bangles, Ive only ever seen slimmer ones. Probably mid 20th C. Very much a pre Saharan style
Aug 30
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Cordelia Donohoe's event 'Tribal Art London Fair Sept 6 to 9th'
"Great! Hope you can come. All best Cordelia "
Aug 30

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