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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Protecting Our Global Heritage: Don't Buy Antiquities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edith D Feb 26, 2015. 4 Replies

When I was in Tunis, I was offered antiquities for sale on a number of occasions.  As a heritage specialist, I know what treasure hunters do to graves and archaeological sites.  So I always refuse to…Continue

Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Aug 10, 2014. 69 Replies

Recently, it has come to my attention that some in our community think that only objects of the purest silver and gold are worth collecting.  People collect for many different reasons, and there is…Continue

Moshe Nemni, Reknowned Tunisian Silversmith

Started this discussion. Last reply by M.t.c.Janssen Jun 28, 2014. 11 Replies

Here is an interesting web site with a short article about Moshe Nemni and a video of a Tunisian silversmith working.…Continue

Tags: Nemni, Moshe, Tunisia

Les Costumes Traditionnels Feminins de Tunisie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edith D Jun 1, 2012. 1 Reply

I am currently searching for a copy of a book entitled "Les Costumes Traditionnels Feminins de Tunisie" by Aziza Ben Tanfous (ca. 1970).  If anyone has seen a copy of this book for sale, I would be…Continue

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"Thanks for your answer! I agree that this is a question of more than just the jewelry! Archaeologists have a fancy term for this sort of cultural overlay when looking at layers...."palimpsest". I guess it applies to jewelry as well!"
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"I have had the same issue withe Sugier's assertion and would second your reserves. As to your feeling towards the bold berber connection which is often met in books and on the ground (market), i guess it has a lot to do with both a deep…"
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"Thanks so much for responding to my question! I have read Sugier's book, which I enjoyed very much. Although I do not discount her suggestion regarding the link between a Roman bulla and the "chaqfa" pendant, I do not think she mounts…"
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"Gabès tunisie XIX è siècle: chaine de poitrine en argent"
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"HI Edith, glad to see you back on the forum. your question is spot on and you may want to know or you may already know that Clemence Sugier suggested the connection of Roman Bulla amulets to a particular Tunisian pendant, although she seems to…"
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"Hi Cordelia:  This piece apparently resides at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY (one of my favorite places!!!)  Notes posted on line regarding this piece indicate that it is Phoenician from the Iberian Peninsula, 4th to 5th century…"
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"How lovely, I had missed this post before. It must be quite a heavy piece. ANd I love the dangly bits. Where is the ancient version from? Do you know how ancient?"
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"....And just to prove that this form has been around a while, here is an ancient version....."
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"It is always fun to connect the dots between historical forms.  Here is something that I found VERY interesting.  It is an ancient Etruscan amulet worn by young boys.  This practice continued into Roman times. Not only is this…"
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Haikara Jangga

"How interesting, Edith. The creatures at the top of the comb look like characters in an Indonesian puppet play. Fascinating."
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Haikara Jangga

A hair comb from East Sumba made from turtle shell. Typically worn by brides, the rooster and horse motifs "symbolize power, fertility and protection." (see p. 79 of 'Kisah Perhiasan Nusantara' by Supit)
Mar 21
Edith D replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Tunisian cone pendant with dangles
"Hi Cordelia, I am not completely sure, but this item strikes me as Libyan rather than Tunisian. Having said this, it is true that Libya and Tunisia have a shared history and frequent cultural contact. My guess is that this is a fragment from a…"
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Javanese Hairpin

This hairpin is made from a copper alloy with a silver-colored finish. It is about 18 cm (7") in length. The coiled stems allow the leaf ornaments to vibrate as the wearer moves. I have seen large numbers of decorative hair pins at the local antique…
Mar 5

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At 21:59 on September 18, 2011, SARAH CORBETT said…

Hi Edith, I am delighted to welcome you to the ethnic jewels website.

I hope that you will enjoy browsing the content here, and getting to know the members of the community.

Warmest wishes

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