An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment
Excellent online discussion and shopping. Very impressive knowledge of these amulets displayed.
Added by Patricia Deany on June 11, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments
Clearing out older inventory to make way for new!…Continue
Sorry for the mess! I still haven't figured out where to post what... At least I managed to scan the beads, which in fact seem to be of Somali origin (though you can find them in Ethiopia too). But you are right,Tribal: the classic Harar beads do look different)
Added by Betty on May 29, 2013 at 16:31 — No Comments
This will be on in October of this year, and I am reliably informed that it is sure to be very good. LINK: http://crafthub.com.my/
Dear all members and friends of EJ, I am glad to announce that Berberia has joined Vividvault and very proud to share the site with such great members.Thank all and particularly you, Sarah.
Please have a look at the video of the recent Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) show. Beautiful show in an amazing venue!
Added by Joe Loux on May 21, 2013 at 17:10 — No Comments
Just wanted to include this website here as of interest to our members.
Hey folks.... we are always looking for ways to improve the site, and have a massive project to consider.
To make the collection of 14,400 pics here searchable by country of origin and possibly by clickable map, it would be wonderful if we could all do the following:
in our photo section
on each picture.
put the country of origin in the tags section and save the changes.....
we will then be able to write code to search by origin on…Continue
Some lovely pics from a well known book about eastern jewelry.http://www.arnoldsche.com/out/media/flippdf/319-7_SchmuckOrient_engl/index.html#/11/zoomed
First attempt : Complete set including a cylinder (14cm) in poor silver containing a magic roll written in "Amharique". The roll…Continue
An interview with Marjory Ransom, author of a book on Yemeni jewellery which is to be released in October this year, is on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRfS27vs5gw.
Harald had mentioned the book in a post last year.
@ait and waqar -- I thought these two scholars would most appreciate this article I found online because it deals with patterns and history of symbols -- but I am sure a few of our more scholarly members will also find it interesting.http://islamic-arts.org/2011/the-eight-point-star/
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Added by SARAH CORBETT on March 21, 2013 at 20:34 — No Comments
Just got this link from Palm Jewels on my Facebook page. Thought Turkoman lovers would be interested.http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2012/turkmen-jewelry
I'm adding a couple more Pyu Culture items so people can get a sense of the wide variety of beads that came out of that Era in Burma. The Pyu were some of the most extraordinary bead makers of ancient times. Can you imagine someone drilling this long delicate bead without the tools that we have now. At some point the bead was broken, and I did a simple gold repair. Liz
Added by Elizabeth Pelzner on January 9, 2013 at 15:36 — No Comments
I bought a lot of 11 pre-columbian necklaces, and in it were these amber beads. There was another kind of bead in another necklace that were not pre-columbian, and I have not seen much references or beads that were authentic pre-columbian amber. Anyone know where these beads are from. I have seen new amber from Colombia that were this same color of amber......but all of the necklaces in the lot were supposedly from North Peru Coast, specificly Moche & Chimu. Can anyone identify these…Continue
Thought I would share some pics from the net of Omani women. I particularly am always astounded by the mask - it almost looks scary to me. But with this great mask comes a great necklace--looks like beautiful silver with stylized…
I am adding a post from the anahitagallery.com site which gives a great summary of elements in Turkoman jewelry. It does not explain the differences between Yomud, Tekke, Ersar, Pende, etc, but gives the terms and uses of the various jewels. http://www.anahitagallery.com/articles-on-art/turkoman-jewelry Anahita gallery, a good place to go for very understandable and well written articles about…Continue