Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

May 2014 Blog Posts (5)

The London Antique textile and Tribal Art Fair Sunday June 8th

'Unusual pieces each with a story to tell take centre stage at this respected fair loved by collectors and interior designers. More than 50 exhibitors bring in their treasures collected from around the world -  African textiles, Asian rugs, embroideries and striking jewellery from as far as Africa and Afghanistan.' 10.30am to 5pm at the Olympia Hilton Hotel. Hope to see you there, Cordelia x

Added by Cordelia Donohoe on May 31, 2014 at 22:39 — 1 Comment

Historical Indian ring sold at Christie's auction

A ring belonging to 18th Century Indian ruler, Tipu Sultan of Mysore, has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-27529905

Added by Preethi on May 23, 2014 at 7:15 — 2 Comments

documentary about the marriage customs of the ethnic groups within China

Hi all,

I found this very interesting documentary on youtube which I would like to share with you all. It's very informative and you get to see a lot of people from many ethnic groups in traditional clothing and jewelry. Enjoy!

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Added by howah on May 18, 2014 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Massa attribution

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?

Added by Jose M. Pery on May 18, 2014 at 10:21 — 16 Comments

Karakalpak history, art, culture

Here is an interesting article in Hali, a critique of the Richardson's book on the Karakalpak, which provides some valuable info about the people and  their art. Not a whole lot on jewelry, but some great insight into and description of the embroidery and textiles. The author points out how important the history of a people is in developing their textiles -- what natural materials are present, what materials can be imported and from where, the timeline of  foreign interest in the region…

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Added by Patricia Deany on May 14, 2014 at 12:44 — 3 Comments

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