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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

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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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"Hi, Here are my three items of Bedouin Saudi jewelry, a headress, headress ornaments and a necklace."
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Yemen Lazem necklace

"Im not sure exactly what you would like to know, can you give me a particular question, Anne Marie? Is it that you are not sure if it comes from Yemen?"
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Yemen Lazem necklace

"Hi this is splendid. It doesnt look like silver but metal. I will ask Peter Hoesli to comment as he is an expert on these."
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Chin ear plugs front

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pendente hartonia

"The pendant to the left is from the Bani mountains. I do not think the little dangle khamsas are original. It is often worn on the head at the end of a string of beads. It is a peculiar talisman called " that who makes children live in the…"
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"do you have any information on this ring?"
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Chinese minority earrings

"Thank you! I still have them if you are interested."
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Chinese minority earrings

"Oh, these are gorgeous!"
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Tricha Bruce left a comment for Cordelia Donohoe
"Thank you, very excited to find this site with videos I can learn more from about beadmaking  :)  i should mention I am very computer uncomfortable, so may have trouble negotiating the site..."
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Early 20thc Algerian fibula

"Yes, I have some extremely heavy and large ones but with faux corals."
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Kazakh German silver belt.

"I think he was talking recent ie late 20th to early 21st C. He seemed to know the guy who made it."
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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 16:07 on April 29, 2018, BARBARA COLLINS said…

Hi,

I'm trying to download the necklace, too.

Barb

At 16:06 on April 29, 2018, BARBARA COLLINS said…

I'm trying to 

At 16:04 on April 29, 2018, BARBARA COLLINS said…

Hi,

Here are my three items of Bedouin Saudi jewelry, a headress, headress ornaments and a necklace.

At 16:42 on January 25, 2018, Tricha Bruce said…

Thank you, very excited to find this site with videos I can learn more from about beadmaking  :) 

i should mention I am very computer uncomfortable, so may have trouble negotiating the site...

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

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

At 19:22 on June 12, 2017, Caroline Georges said…

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

At 8:26 on March 16, 2017, Marina von der Ruhr said…

Thank you, Cordelia, great to be here! 

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