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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Jose M. Pery
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"Beautiful!!. Very much like traditional Spanish "peineta" and "mantilla"."
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Ethnic jewellery from Nort Africa and Middle East.

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Massa attribution

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 10:21 16 Comments

I keep on finding once in a while some Moroccan Berber pieces attributed as being Massa. I have found though very little about these but just a brief note in Saad Al-Jadir's Kunuz stating that the style is unique and departs from those in neighbouring areas. I have also heard that there may be some phoenician influence. Any ideas?

Collection of Yemeni jewels

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 17:18 2 Comments

Please find this link I have just found to a collection of Yemeni jewels the Spanish foundation Carlos Ballesta. Not extremely large but quite nice:

http://fundacioncarlosballesta.com/colecciones/joyas-del-yemen

Book of Siwa Oasis

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 17:48 1 Comment

For those of you who have an interest and do not know it already there is a fairly new book on Siwa Oasis. It was published in 2011 by the name of "Sand and Silver. Jewellery, Costume and Life in Siwa Oasis" ISBN 978-0-9569963-0-5. Its author is Margaret Mary Vale and it was published by Kelim Press. It is soft cover.

It is not certainly a "bible" on jewellery but covers many aspects of the life in the oasis of Siwa (customs, uses, how life has changed, jewellery, materials, etc)…

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Jewellery from Eastern Africa.

Posted on July 4, 2012 at 18:22 1 Comment

For those members who have an interest in jewellery from Eastern Africa or simply enjoy wonderful pictures, both of pieces and people, I would recommend this link: www.davidserra.es. The catalog on this kind of jewellery, which can be downloaded, is particularly good.

 
 
 

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