Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

April 2017 Blog Posts (4)

The khalili collections - superb site showing collections

Professor Khalili is a world renowned scholar, collector, benefactor and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. His collections, which consist of 35,000 items, include the arts of the Islamic World, Japanese art from the Meiji period, Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Enamels; each one being the largest in the world of…

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Added by Cordelia Donohoe on April 18, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

Bracelets, Dagestan

Bracelets, Dagestan, Kubachi, 19th century,

Silver, gilding, garnets, turquoise, carnelian

Added by Rai Ismail on April 15, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Belt, Southern Dagestan, 19th century Silver, gilding

Added by Rai Ismail on April 8, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Silver in ethnic jewellery

This post grew out of a rich discussion of a Bulgarian pendant posted by Cordelia Donahue and my own realisation that I needed a simple framework to help me think about the sources of ethnic silver. It is not meant to be authoritative but I hope it will be useful. Do please offer corrections and extensions.

Silver is classified as a noble or precious metal along with gold and platinum. All other metals, such…

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Added by Thelma on April 3, 2017 at 13:30 — 9 Comments

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