Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

May 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Moroccan fiber arts

For those who's interest journeys beyond jewelry, here is a lovely website that explores weaving and rugmaking traditions (as well as tie-dyed veils) of Morocco.  A very refreshing site with many examples of older pieces.

Added by Ethnic Embellishments on May 30, 2011 at 2:53 — 2 Comments

Harvard University's Peabody Museum- Online Collections

Here is the link to Harvard's Peabody Museum website.  You can choose how to search for items; this is very helpful as their ethnographic collection is enormous.  It is a great site with many pieces that were collected decades ago.

Added by Ethnic Embellishments on May 19, 2011 at 0:12 — No Comments

Historical Uzbek jewelry website

A neat website with historical information on Uzbek jewelry

Added by Ethnic Embellishments on May 16, 2011 at 19:22 — 1 Comment

Old Tuareg "tisek" & hair rings, earrings

I have for sale five old silver (good alloys) and carnelian Tuareg rings.  Some are "tisek" rings, some hair rings, and some were probably used as both.  All have wonderful incised work.  Also I have a large pair of old Tuareg earrings of middling grade silver… Continue

Added by Ethnic Embellishments on May 10, 2011 at 23:52 — 1 Comment

a Nomad Project ... Tuareg Jewelry and Desert Voyages

An intro about my work and passion in the desert of South Algeria, a Tuareg region


Part of the year I live in the desert, in the Tuareg area in South Algeria.

During my travels to the Tuareg region in South Algeria I fell in love with the jewelry made by the 'Inaden' the jewelrymakers tribe.

They work with geometrical patterns, earth designs, like the stars, sun, animals etc.…


Added by Ineke Hemminga - Tuareg Jewelry on May 9, 2011 at 13:26 — 7 Comments

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