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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

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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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Mauritanian silver beads

"Very appealing!"
Jun 3
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Water symbols

"Beautiful piece! Congratulations!"
May 30
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Buffalo Horn Comb

"Congratulations, Edith. I sometimes do exactly the same thing....i.e. buy another piece like one I already have. The top of your second comb is very graceful and elegant."
May 29
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Buffalo Horn Comb

"I liked this type of comb so much that I couldn't resist buying another.  This one has broken teeth, but the top of the comb is in perfect condition."
May 29
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Beaded Dayak Sash

"Typically worn crossed diagonally across chest and secured under a waist belt."
May 24
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Beaded Dayak Sash

"The entire sash...."
May 24
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Hat with Dayak Bead Work

"Some new friends wearing similar hats..."
May 24
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Hat with Dayak Bead Work

"The entire hat..."
May 24
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May 24
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MAURITANIAN pair of bracelets

"Really pretty! Finding something so nice in pairs is always wonderful."
May 23
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Dayak Bead Work with Interlaced Pattern

"And here is a photo of the entire purse."
May 22
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May 22
Edith D commented on Edith D's blog post In Memory of C'est Magnifique
"It was an amazing place....tiny and dark, but covered from floor to ceiling with jewelry from Africa, Asia and the Near East. There was a small workbench with a tiny desk lamp located behind a glass case lined with newer pieces.. I had not been to…"
May 19
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Edith D's blog post In Memory of C'est Magnifique
"Thanks for sharing Edith, I wish I could see more closely the shop contents. Cx"
May 18
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In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Recently I learned that my favorite store in Greenwich Village has closed.  Along with the death of David Bowie, this was another cultural loss to mark the passing of my youth.  Back in the 1980s I sported spiked hair, purple lipstick and a pair of black shoes with silver skull buckles.  I always walked around with a cassette tape…See More
May 18
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Anklet from Maruda

"This anklet is based in earlier Javanese forms.  The slightly graduated globular forms at the ring of the anklet are similar to ancient ones. And here is a bracelet from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dating from the Central…"
May 12

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ethnography, jewelry and cultural artifacts
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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

Sarah

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In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Recently I learned that my favorite store in Greenwich Village has closed.  Along with the death of David Bowie, this was another cultural loss to mark the passing of my youth.  Back in the 1980s I sported spiked hair, purple lipstick and a pair of black shoes with silver skull buckles.  I always walked around with a…

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