Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

September 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Some Fantastic Heirloom Skeypuks from Ladakh

Skeypuks are worn as collars on the neck. Legend has it that one of the queens had a thyroid problem that led to a swelling on the neck. An ornament was created to cover this up. Naturally, the Queen was a 'key opinion leader' and so this fashionable neckpiece was adopted by other women. 

Most are made of coral and have turquoise, lapis, pearl and silver embellishments. Some have silver ghaus as well. And others have square amulets.Others are large and may take on proportions…

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Added by Jaina Mishra on September 28, 2013 at 4:46 — 13 Comments

This book is still not for sale, they work very slowly at the American University of Cairo. I did read that it will be published this autumn. Do not be to sure of it.

This book is still not for sale, they work very slowly at the American University of Cairo.

I did read that it will be published this autumn. Do not be to sure of it.

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Added by Harald on September 23, 2013 at 20:22 — 3 Comments

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