Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

July 2014 Blog Posts (4)

a new finding in a urban hmong clothes shop

  this  kind  of  hmong  live  in  the    city,so  a lot of  them   dont  wear   tradtional   clothes   anymore.i   buy them  in a  real  low  price.…

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Added by Son of Hmong on July 27, 2014 at 3:45 — 7 Comments

the items i wanna buy recently

  i dont know  why,this  kind  of  thing  is  hard  to find  .i  want  to  know  this  kind  of  pendant  and crown  only  use in   Bkhara?i  mean  the  decorate  style  which  use  blue  glass  beads  and  coral.…

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Added by Son of Hmong on July 23, 2014 at 22:57 — 12 Comments

An interesting pendant/bead, much like Edith's avatar

Here is an interesting element I recently found on ebay. I was drawn to it because it looks so much like Edith D's avatar on ethnicjewels. It is described as a blue face  or god face pendant. Anybody know about these?

Added by Patricia Deany on July 18, 2014 at 11:57 — 3 Comments

Rare, damaged karakalpak tumar

i was astonished to see these two rare and very old Karakalpak tumars available on ebay this morning. The are unusual enough to deserve at least a look and actually probably belong in a museum. They are both tumars, both parts of a Ha'ykel., a pectoral amulet case for a woman and both very old. I am assuming they are a part of the same Ha'ykel. Karakalpak jewelry is extremely hard to find in the west -- and even in Uzbekistan is hard to see outside a museum. What impresses me so much in…

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Added by Patricia Deany on July 7, 2014 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

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