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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Algerian bracelet pair

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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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MAURITANIAN pair of bracelets

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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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"Those round beads are very finely made. Congratulations. Interesting Thelma that you can pinpoint the town! Many thanks."
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Tuareg veil weights silver, Niger

"Thanks Eva I think they are special. These were bought from an antique dealer in Agadez, Niger. Who had a shop right by the famous mosque."
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Tuareg veil weights silver, Niger

"Love the Tuareg veil weights,  beautiful in silver. I have some of mixed material.  As they are usually quite big, to have them in silver is expensive. "
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"Hi Thelma these are South East African beads seen here worn. Im not sure if they are Zulu or not, but they are very rare to find them so old. Found in London."
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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 19:22 on June 12, 2017, Caroline Georges said…

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

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Yemeni silver hirz necklace?

Started by Élisabeth Parent in Discussions. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe on Saturday. 3 Replies

Moroccan Berber neccklace

Started by Wellens Willy in Discussions. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Aug 3. 3 Replies

Any help identifying this please

Started by Mark Wyndham-Jones in Discussions. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe May 1. 2 Replies

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