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 16 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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Javanese Head Ornament

This enormous ceremonial head ornament is silver plated brass set with faux gemstones. The design is very interesting in that it draws on Majapahit Era fertility motifs. These motifs were used to decorate key features of temple architecture such as…
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Javanese Palangi Bead

"Many thanks, Jamey for your links and comments! Yes, this bead was sold to me as a modern bead. But I am happy to support modern craftsmen as long as they are selling their work as new. I paid very little for it. There are very few original antique…"
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Javanese Palangi Bead

"Dear Edith, I have studied and documented the contemporary Javanese glass industry since their products first appeared in the US marketplace in the late 1980s.  I have seen imitations and reproductions of ancient beads evolve from clumsy and…"
Friday
Lynn Darmon is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
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Edith D posted photos
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Javanese Hair Pin and Chantelaine

"Does anyone have any additional information on how the chantelaine was worn?"
Jan 10
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Butterfly Hair Pin

"Detail view of butterfly."
Jan 10
Paula L. Collins is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
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Jan 5
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"Happy new year to all!"
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Dec 30, 2017
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Dec 16, 2017
Cordelia Donohoe commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Moroccan silver pin with tassels

"That is a super example and quite rare."
Dec 15, 2017
LauraRamsay commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Moroccan silver pin with tassels

"Thank you for your comment! Bought in September on one of Sarah's wonderful trips. She is responsible for identifying where they come from, so thank you Sarah!"
Dec 12, 2017
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Moroccan silver pin with tassels

"These are so pretty!"
Dec 11, 2017
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Dec 11, 2017

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