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 12 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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Hair Pins from Central Java

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Hair Pins from Central Java

Javanese hair pins like these typically come in sets of three. Frequently the center pin has a slightly different motif. These pins came from the "Pura Mangkunegaran", a palace in Surakarta ("Solo"). I was told that they belonged to a member of…
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The Inseparable Couple

"Here are the "Loro Blonyo" (trans. "inseparable couple") figures seen at the entrance of many restaurants and hotels in Java. These are based upon an old tradition practiced by Javanese rice farmers.  The figures represent…"
Nov 17
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The Inseparable Couple

An old postcard showing a Javanese bride and groom in traditional dress. The "Loro Blonyo" wooden figures now seen all over Java represent the bride and groom. The roots of this custom are based upon an old custom designed to ensure a fertile rice…
Nov 17
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Mystery Bead

"More photo details...."
Nov 14
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Mystery Bead

I was told that this is a very old bead found on Java, but the seller did not have much information. I am not even sure what material this is made of, but it is dense and has a heavy weight for its size. It could be glass and some of the surface has…
Nov 14
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Dayak Warriors with Ear Weights

"The Indonesian Heritage Society jewelry group recently screened this documentary on Borneo tatoos.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvgEaxndXXs The designs in the documentary are the same designs as the ones on the shoulders of the warriors in the…"
Nov 13
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Enamel Louha Pendant from Djerba

"Dear EE, Would love to know more about "gates of paradise".  Particularly, what features are typical/required on these pendants and what does modern oral tradition say about their symbolism?  Then, what features do they share…"
Nov 13
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Nov 12
Sumaiya replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Tuareg jewel and the 'queen of the desert'
"amazing"
Nov 12
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Enamel Louha Pendant from Djerba

"Dear Edith,  I have yet to upload information regarding the "gates of paradise" pendants from Morocco.  They rather exactly resemble early grave stele as well."
Nov 11
Tamara koehler is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Nov 9
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"Need help with value of bracelets"
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"Need help with value of massive Caucasian belt"
Nov 9
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Tunisian Cube Beads

"The form of these beads actually reference that of the ancient Carthaginian glass beads.  The "eye" shape in the center of the cube mimics the ancient glass beads.  The granulation applied at the corners is also identical to the…"
Nov 8

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