Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Sri Lankan Pin mistaken for Spanish or Portugese rose cut stones FB discussion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 29. 2 Replies

Happy to share my new find ,need a repair though :).. Antique Spanish or Portuguese gilt silver pin with rose cut stones (they did not test for diamonds but electronically tested between Spinel and…Continue

Tags: Spanish, Portugese, saree, stones, cut

Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 13. 2 Replies

A lovely smooth and tactile cone pendant from Tunisia. Would this have been worn as one pendant or as a pair. Does anyone know how it would have been worn?…Continue

Tags: pendant, dangles, silver, cone, Tunisian

Trying to ascertain age of these

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Dec 5, 2015. 2 Replies

I'll show the back too…Continue

Tags: hallmark, earring, Kabyle

 

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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…"
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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 "
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Tribal Art London Fair Sept 6 to 9th at The Mall Galleries

September 6, 2017 at 10:30am to September 9, 2017 at 7pm
Masks, textiles, jewels, talks and MORE, The private view is on the evening of the 5th. A fascinating and top class international fair of ethnographic items . Londons best!Please see website of fair for catalogue.See More
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Scarlett Wallingford left a comment for Cordelia Donohoe
"Thank you Cordelia.....   what a thrill to belong to this group  _/\_"
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Iraq necklace

"Oo, please do. It would be great to see you."
Aug 25
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Dee Fuentes's discussion More information about this Ottoman silver belt
"Yes, I think Bosnia. Congratulations it's a collector's item."
Aug 25
Thelma commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Iraq necklace

"A beautiful piece, Cordelia. The show looks really interesting. I'll try and get there if I can."
Aug 25
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Dee Fuentes's discussion More information about this Ottoman silver belt
Aug 25
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Dee Fuentes's discussion More information about this Ottoman silver belt
"Has it got any hallmarks?"
Aug 25
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Dee Fuentes's discussion More information about this Ottoman silver belt
"Its most probably Yugoslavia or Bosnia late 19th century."
Aug 25
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Algeria gold head orn

"Just some tantalising jewellery tasters from my upcoming Tribal fair in London. TAL17 "
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Iraq necklace

"Just some tantalising jewellery tasters from my upcoming Tribal fair in London.  Sept 6-9 TAL17 "
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Cordelia Donohoe replied to Dee Fuentes's discussion More information about this Ottoman silver belt
"Hi there, thanks for posting, it looks kind of Greek or Balkan to me, but Im no expert on those areas. I have shown the photo around and will get back to you. All best Cordelia"
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Tribal Art London Fair Sept 6 to 9th at The Mall Galleries

September 6, 2017 at 10:30am to September 9, 2017 at 7pm
Masks, textiles, jewels, talks and MORE, The private view is on the evening of the 5th. A fascinating and top class international fair of ethnographic items . Londons best!Please see website of fair for catalogue.See More
Aug 23

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
bracelets. earrings, rings necklaces
Jewels from which regions interest you?
North Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan

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Agadez cross in Agadez

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 18:53 0 Comments

When I visited Agadez in the Sahara a couple of years ago I brought some sketches from the wonderful study of Jewellery and Techniques of the Sahara by Jean Gabus 1939. I had these crosses made which were early variations on the theme of the Agadez cross. The maker came from a long line of cross makers and I watched fascinated as he formed the moulds in beeswax, heating the coals with his goatskin bellows, then sanding and smoothing it down afterwards and then finally etching the…

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The khalili collections - superb site showing collections

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 18:30 0 Comments

Professor Khalili is a world renowned scholar, collector, benefactor and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. His collections, which consist of 35,000 items, include the arts of the Islamic World, Japanese art from the Meiji period, Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and…

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The London Antique textile and Tribal Art Fair Sunday June 8th

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:39 1 Comment

'Unusual pieces each with a story to tell take centre stage at this respected fair loved by collectors and interior designers. More than 50 exhibitors bring in their treasures collected from around the world -  African textiles, Asian rugs, embroideries and striking jewellery from as far as Africa and Afghanistan.' 10.30am to 5pm at the Olympia Hilton Hotel. Hope to see you there, Cordelia x

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At 14:52 on August 30, 2017, Scarlett Wallingford said…

Thank you Cordelia.....   what a thrill to belong to this group  _/\_

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Thanks Cordelia: very glad to have discovered your website: thank you!

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Thank you, Cordelia, great to be here! 

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Yemeni silver hirz necklace?

Started by Élisabeth Parent in Discussions. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Aug 19. 3 Replies

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