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.

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!



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…


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

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