Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Mamuli: Gold Fertility Amulets from Sumba

Mamuli are iconic ornaments of the people of Sumba in southeastern Indonesia made of gold and worn by men who hold "noble" or priestly positions in society. It's not often one gets to view a large group of old mamuli together. Here (click right…

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Added by Susi Johnston on August 23, 2011 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Biggest Ethnic Earrings Ever? (Karo Batak "Padung-Padung")

Here are a few historical photographs (1900 - 1935) from my digital archives, showing how the Karo Batak women of North Sumatra wore their Padung-Padung ear-weights, which were massive, normally solid silver (sometimes with low-karat pink-gold appended elements). They were fastened through the flesh-loop of…

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Added by Susi Johnston on August 20, 2011 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

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