Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

October 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Bactria, Afghanistan - 3: a Visit to Char-i-Kar, Alexandria of the Caucasus

by Anna Garner

Not long after we settled into our mud block and straw home -- with its many layers of whitewash applied over the years -- Fatah came to work for us.  He is (I hope he has survived the wars) a man of sterling character, always careful and polite and very responsible in his duties.  When we traveled up the Northern Road (the Russian concrete road) to the Salang Pass, he would go with us, sometimes to be dropped off for a short visit at his home which was located in the…


Added by Anna Garner on October 25, 2011 at 1:30 — No Comments

TuaregJewelry is having a SALE!! untill 28 october!

TuaregJewelry is having a SALE!! untill 28 october! (all jewelry/items)

Soon I am going back to the desert again for new jewelry findings, the Nomad…


Added by Ineke Hemminga - Tuareg Jewelry on October 21, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Bactria, Afghanistan - 2: the Old Persia on the Silk Road

by Anna Garner

The forerunners of pre-Islamic Persians were the migrant farmers of desert oases in the Kara Kum Desert and in the arid areas of Central Asia southerly toward the Indus Valley.  Archeological remains trace the flowering of this culture from the third millennium B. C. to 300 B. C. when Alexander the Great married the Bactrian princess in Bactria, Afghanistan as he conquered Persia.  These first Iranians were not nomads, but they were in movement, because the earth was in…


Added by Anna Garner on October 17, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Afghanistan: a Producer of Jewelry from Pre-historic Times - I

by Anna Garner

When we received word that we were moving from the heavily traveled roads of Turkey to what to us sounded like the wilds of Afghanistan, I was up for the adventure, but imagined a culture begun by Alexander the Great and modified by the Arabic influence of the Moslem expansion from Mecca and Medina.  Fortunately, we were able to travel overland through the major influence on Afghanistan, which is Iran.  In our trip from Meshed in Eastern Iran across the border to Herat…


Added by Anna Garner on October 12, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Antique Berber Parure: necklace with fibulas and crown, Silver and enamels with stones

Hi everybody


I am a newbie here and I will appreciate your comments about these jewels. I have been told that these pieces were maid by jewish arisans for wealthy berber families doughters weddings. Is it true? Some of you could be interested to these pieces? 




Added by Avram Hason on October 9, 2011 at 17:11 — 2 Comments

Shopping for Collectibles in Kabul

by Anna Garner

We had the best vehicle for moving around the unpaved streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, and we made good use of it.  After all, there was much to see even in a 2 or 3 mile radius of our house.  We did not wait to settle in, because we arrived in each new place with nothing but our luggage and the loans of a few dishes, pots and pans that the Embassy General Services staff provided for us to use until our own goods arrived by slow boat to Karachi and then a very colorful…


Added by Anna Garner on October 5, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

How I Began the Collection of Ethnic Ornaments

by Anna Garner

It began when my family moved to Turkey because my husband had been recruited by the U. S. Foreign Service (our Embassies and Aid Programs) as an auditor of the U. S. Agency for International Development in the Middle East.  We lived four years in Ankara, and when we left we had a house full of everything from carpets to Anatolian Shepherd Dogs.  But the dogs, the copper pots and pans and the wheat grinding sleds I will leave out of my discussion.  I will stick to…


Added by Anna Garner on October 1, 2011 at 19:00 — 7 Comments

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