Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

May 2017 Blog Posts (2)

In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Recently I learned that my favorite store in Greenwich Village has closed.  Along with the death of David Bowie, this was another cultural loss to mark the passing of my youth.  Back in the 1980s I sported spiked hair, purple lipstick and a pair of black shoes with silver skull buckles.  I always walked around with a…

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Added by Edith D on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Agadez cross in Agadez

When I visited Agadez in the Sahara a couple of years ago I brought some sketches from the wonderful study of Jewellery and Techniques of the Sahara by Jean Gabus 1939. I had these crosses made which were early variations on the theme of the Agadez cross. The maker came from a long line of cross makers and I watched fascinated as he formed the moulds in beeswax, heating the coals with his goatskin bellows, then sanding and smoothing it down afterwards and then finally etching the…

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Added by Cordelia Donohoe on May 9, 2017 at 18:53 — No Comments

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