ethnic jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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For lovers of turquoise

If you have ever wondered about the origin of the turquoise stones in a bracelet from Saudi Arabia or the little turquoise beads in an earring from Bukhara, you may be in luck. Arash Khazeni's book Sky Blue Stone: the Turquoise Trade in World History, published by the University of California Press in 2014, may supply some answers.

Khazeni describes how turquoise has been found in 'a wide sweep of mineral-bearing strata extending from Egypt through…

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Added by Thelma on June 8, 2016 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

'Is it OK if I use the word 'tribal'?' she said

Problems, problems yet again when using the word 'tribal' to describe tribal and ethnic jewellery.

I pull a dictionary down from the shelf... the Oxford English Dictionary 1976 (sixth edition) ... and search for the word. Here it is.

'Tribe - group of (primitive) clans under recognised chief and usually claiming common ancestor.'

Yes ... well... it shows the attitudes of the times. I remember that when we lived in southern Africa a long time ago, we avoided using the…

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Added by Thelma on February 4, 2016 at 13:25 — 16 Comments

Indian jewellery and textiles

Here is a delightful website: www.wovensouls.com and its sister wovensouls.wordpress.com. For the sale of jewellery, textiles and other artefacts from India - and for articles and slideshows about Indian culture and art, including one about Kutch.

Added by Thelma on June 24, 2013 at 10:54 — 2 Comments

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Natural vs Synthetic

Posted by IDenteco on March 11, 2017 at 13:32 0 Comments

wedding dress

Posted by Raisa Ismailova on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 1 Comment

Armenians and Valentine's day

Posted by IDenteco on February 12, 2017 at 20:32 2 Comments

Armenian symbol of eternity

Posted by IDenteco on January 17, 2017 at 19:52 0 Comments

Introduction to Armenian jewellery

Posted by IDenteco on December 27, 2016 at 20:35 0 Comments

New Items

Posted by Michael Beste on December 18, 2016 at 13:38 0 Comments

New Items

Posted by Michael Beste on September 20, 2016 at 7:40 0 Comments

MY BEAD THREADING CLASSES

Posted by Stefany Tomalin on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 0 Comments

For lovers of turquoise

Posted by Thelma on June 8, 2016 at 13:00 3 Comments

Penny book

Posted by Sumaiya on May 25, 2016 at 8:20 1 Comment

A technical question.

Posted by Jean-Marie Criel on April 18, 2016 at 20:45 2 Comments

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