Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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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

wedding dress

Posted by Rai Ismail on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 2 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

Introduction to Armenian jewellery

Posted by IDenteco on December 27, 2016 at 20:35 0 Comments

MY BEAD THREADING CLASSES

Posted by Stefany Tomalin on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 0 Comments

For lovers of turquoise

Posted by Thelma on June 8, 2016 at 13:00 3 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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bianca maggi posted photos
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Mark Wyndham-Jones posted a discussion

Any help identifying this please

HI,Just picked this up off eBay as it looked rather old and tribal(ish)I know it's in a poor state (Couple of splits) but am not concerned with that, I just want to know more on what it is, where it's from and when.The eBay ad said it was a pendant but I am not convinced as that would make it smaller than I believe it is.NB: I am still waiting for this to arrive in the post so do not know the measurements (Yes I am being a little premature with my inquiry)It looks like a bib/torque for the neck…See More
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Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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A Cute Mystery

"Here is the underside. And a detail of the front.  I think the carving is quite good."
Friday
Edith D posted a photo

A Cute Mystery

I picked this little guy up in the flea market the other day. He is hand carved in either bone or ivory and has 2 small holes on the underside. Originally, I thought it was a Japanese netsuke, but the writing on the bottom turned out to be Chinese.…
Friday
Jose M. Pery commented on Edith D's photo
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Haikara Jangga

"Beautiful!!. Very much like traditional Spanish "peineta" and "mantilla"."
Friday
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Indonesian Horn Hairpins

"Here is a detail."
Thursday
Edith D posted photos
Thursday
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Tebe Earrings from Flores

A set of silver 'tebe' earrings from the island of Flores, Indonesia.
Wednesday
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Haikara Jangga

"So, I found out how these are worn. The comb is secured to the back of the head with the curved of the comb following the shape of the head. The decorated area of the comb is placed slightly above the crown of the head. A band of cloth is wrapped…"
Wednesday
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Sumba Comb with Face

"The lady in the picture is from Sumba, and wears a headdress similar to the face on the comb."
Wednesday
Profile IconSwarna Mallawarachchi and Nancy Lee Conklin joined Ethnic Jewels
Monday
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Edith D's photo
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Tebe Earrings from Flores

"Very likely Edith. Most of earrings in the region used to follow the omega shape a very old pattern as you may know. Only in Eastern Nusa Tenggara and especially Flores can we find these constructions! Portuguese had a strong impact in this part of…"
Apr 24
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Tebe Earrings from Flores

"Thanks Alaa eeddine!  As you probably know, supposedly this earring form was influenced by Portuguese jewelry.  I decided to test this theory, so I googled photos of traditional jewelry from Portugal.   Here is a photo I…"
Apr 24
Thelma commented on Thelma's photo
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An original

"Here is an enlargement of one of the most important features of the necklace: the sun-disc. It is decorated very simply and elegantly with golden concentric circles and set at the centre with a large glass stone which, with age, has lost its…"
Apr 23
Thelma commented on Thelma's photo
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An original

"Here is a picture of the necklace as it came to me, with a heavy patina. A great deal of work for the polishing cloth! But it tells its age not only through its patina but also through the links that have been replaced and the crushed mango-shaped…"
Apr 23
Thelma posted a photo

An original

Constructed with military precision, this powerful necklace looks like a breastplate with its curtains of chains framing its central panel of filigree plaques. It is a necklace that is rich in texture ... from the knitted chains to the open wirework…
Apr 23
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Edith D's photo
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Buffalo Horn Comb

"Absolute brilliant find. Your sleuthing is very interesting and indeed all these icons are related! The boat was central to the Austronesian people for it helped them accomplish their odissey and kept them alive after they left their taiwanese…"
Apr 23
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Edith D's photo
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Tebe Earrings from Flores

"I was under the impression after visiting many times and a bit of research that the core material of all the malay adornments (i mean the ethnicity not the nationality) is GOLD. Gold was definetely the most preferred material for jewelry making in…"
Apr 23
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Apr 23

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