Are bauxite beads locally found too in the area were the Mizo Chin live? If not, they made a long journey to be incorporated in this very impressive headdress. Thank you for putting so beautiful and interesting jewelry on Ethnic Jewels,…"
"To keep necklaces dry I put besides them those moist absorbing cushions or the little boxes you find often together with medicine. Or why not add raw grains of rice into the plastic bag as we are used to put together with salt."
"Dear all who participated in this discussion.
Yesterday I was asked to identify a silver Yad, which showed the stamp of 942 and a very small stamped mark of a fish.
Did Moshe Nemni used it? This is not clear from the discussion, nor from the…"
"Hello Tsipporah, how nice you want to be friends with me on this site. sorry for not replying earlier, had many projects to see to. Where are you from, because I do see some correspondence in the dutch language. I am from the…"
"These are really unbelievable beautiful scented paste beads. I have some old amberpaste necklaces and a clove necklace (about 15 years old) from the Bedouin market in Beer Sheva, (which is very near to my home). When you gently rub the…"
"The style of stringing: Two rows coming together into one on the back and the use of metal round beads around the bone elements bring me to India again. I am not sure if the eye motive is unknown there. I saw it as a very common human way of…"
"I thought a lot about the subject and here are some of my considerations about the price of a bead necklace in general, in concise form: I hope it will add to the discussion.
One of the most important issues when choosing a bead necklace is its…"
"I think that the first collectors were interested in the nominal value of the material AND were keen to collect aesthetically catchy pieces, exotic and powerful amulets that would tell stories about other people."
The discussion about "tourist pieces" reminds me of the controversy between fine jewelry and costume jewelry.
The cheaper materials used for costume jewelry gave way to splendid innovative designs. I suppose the same can be…"
"Thank you, Edith.
This is the kind of attitude everybody should have about jewelry adornment in general. I think that "museum pieces" are (indirectly) referring to their price tag on the international market too. "
Hello Tsipporah, how nice you want to be friends with me on this site. sorry for not replying earlier, had many projects to see to. Where are you from, because I do see some correspondence in the dutch language. I am from the Netherlands.