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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Jaina Mishra
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Adornments beyond compare – Tribal Jewelry of Nagaland

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaina Mishra Aug 13, 2013. 10 Replies

The stunning jewelry of Nagaland India is presented as a photo-essay HERE.Do add…Continue

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Payal, Anklets or Jhanjhar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Deany Jul 22, 2013. 16 Replies

In a blog article linked HERE on these pretty pieces of jewelry seen mainly in India and around, traditions surrounding anklets have been…Continue

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Exhibition Announcement "Vanishing Cultures"

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 22:52 0 Comments



"VANISHING CULTURES" presented through a collection of antique jewelry, textiles & folk art alongside art-photos.

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http://wovensouls.org

It will be pleasure to meet those who can join me in…

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MYSTICAL GOLD ORNAMENTS FROM THE PAST

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:57 3 Comments

Sharing a short blog post on ear & other gold ornaments that appear hard to understand.

Please share images & information if you know more about these types.

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AN ARTICLE ON THE JEWELLERY & COSTUMES OF THE DARD ARYANS OF THE HIMALAYAS

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 12:13 9 Comments

This article is one of the series of blog articles from a recent trip to a small Aryan Dard settlement in the Himalayas.

The population of this group is less than 5000 so this is a vanishing culture.

A very humble and simple group of people with spectacular costumes and jewelry.…

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Some Fantastic Heirloom Skeypuks from Ladakh

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 4:46 13 Comments

Skeypuks are worn as collars on the neck. Legend has it that one of the queens had a thyroid problem that led to a swelling on the neck. An ornament was created to cover this up. Naturally, the Queen was a 'key opinion leader' and so this fashionable neckpiece was adopted by other women. 

Most are made of coral and have turquoise, lapis, pearl and silver embellishments. Some have silver ghaus as well. And others have square amulets.Others are large and may take on proportions…

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At 14:54 on July 31, 2013, Nooristan Art Gallery said…

welcome jaina.

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Welcome Jaina :)

PS I love your website!

 
 
 

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