Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Erika Inhofer
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  • Adelaide
  • Australia
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Erika Inhofer commented on Thelma's photo
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Torque

"I totally agree with you, Joost. Borders between countries change and separate ethnic groups. The `Durand Line`springs to mind."
Oct 11, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Thelma's photo
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Torque

"I still have the book open in front of me and it says `Pashtu` women. Sorry for my spelling mistake."
Oct 11, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Thelma's photo
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Torque

"Dear Thelma, I just found a similar torque in `Jewelry Concepts and Technology`by Oppi Untracht on page 137. He`s description says: Nuristan, Afghanistan worn by Paschtu women."
Oct 11, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Marie-Ange's photo
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back amulet box

"Love this rich adornment - especially the nijello enameling. Could the odd one out coin in the bottom middle have come from Afghanistan? It looks a lot older to me then the other coins. Erika"
Aug 16, 2016
Thelma left a comment for Erika Inhofer
"Dear Erika, I saw you had joined some time ago. Welcome. I'm so glad to see you here. I know you have a number of excellent pieces to show. I love the detailed descriptions too. Thelma"
Jul 21, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Pendant - Tekke

"I would love to go through all the shops in chicken street again, like in the old days. It was just yesterday that some of your photos of the shops you visited in the Middle East brought back memories of Kabul back to me. Thank you for comments."
Jul 16, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Pendant - Tekke

"Beautiful piece, Peter. Was it part of a head decoration?"
Jul 16, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Joost Daalder's photo
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Great review of Truus Daalder's book!

"I bought the book at the launch in Adelaide and love it!  Great photography of an extraordinary collection with very informative writing on individual pieces, historical and ethnic background."
Jul 15, 2016
Akkie commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Gold nose ring

"Fantastic!"
Jul 14, 2016
Peter Hoesli commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Gold nose ring

"Gorgeous! Congratulations. Peter"
Jul 13, 2016
Peter Hoesli commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Turkmen

"Very special Erika. Congratulations. Peter"
Jul 13, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Bracelet

"Thank you Zambesi. I have only been a member for 2 days but I will take some close ups soon. This is very exciting."
Jul 13, 2016
Zambezi commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Bracelet

"I would not reject Africa .... these types of head shapes, round with very prominent round eyes and mouth/lips are often found on jewellery pieces in Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast, among the Senufo, Lobi and Gan people, among others.…"
Jul 13, 2016
Erika Inhofer commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Bracelet

"I bought this bracelet about 30 years ago from an antique dealer in Australia as an African piece and always doubted that origin. I`m not sure but I think this bracelet is a Hindu Indian Shaivite ascetic bangle worn as a bracelet or armlet. It was…"
Jul 13, 2016
Betty commented on Erika Inhofer's photo
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Bracelet

"I love this! Can you tell us more about this bracelet please?"
Jul 12, 2016
Erika Inhofer posted photos
Jul 12, 2016

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
vintage and antique ethnic jewellery - as well as contemporary designer jewels
Jewels from which regions interest you?
mainly Middle East, Central Asia, India, Tibet

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At 10:39 on July 21, 2016, Thelma said…

Dear Erika, I saw you had joined some time ago. Welcome. I'm so glad to see you here. I know you have a number of excellent pieces to show. I love the detailed descriptions too. Thelma

 
 
 

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