Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Cordelia Donohoe's Blog (7)

Agadez cross in Agadez

When I visited Agadez in the Sahara a couple of years ago I brought some sketches from the wonderful study of Jewellery and Techniques of the Sahara by Jean Gabus 1939. I had these crosses made which were early variations on the theme of the Agadez cross. The maker came from a long line of cross makers and I watched fascinated as he formed the moulds in beeswax, heating the coals with his goatskin bellows, then sanding and smoothing it down afterwards and then finally etching the…

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Added by Cordelia Donohoe on May 9, 2017 at 18:53 — No Comments

The khalili collections - superb site showing collections

Professor Khalili is a world renowned scholar, collector, benefactor and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. His collections, which consist of 35,000 items, include the arts of the Islamic World, Japanese art from the Meiji period, Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and…

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Added by Cordelia Donohoe on April 18, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

The London Antique textile and Tribal Art Fair Sunday June 8th

'Unusual pieces each with a story to tell take centre stage at this respected fair loved by collectors and interior designers. More than 50 exhibitors bring in their treasures collected from around the world -  African textiles, Asian rugs, embroideries and striking jewellery from as far as Africa and Afghanistan.' 10.30am to 5pm at the Olympia Hilton Hotel. Hope to see you there, Cordelia x

Added by Cordelia Donohoe on May 31, 2014 at 22:39 — 1 Comment

Hamsa question

hello lovely peops. I have this wonderful old Moroccan hamsa and the symbols are really intriguing me. I am trying to find out all about it. Apparently the four petalled rose on a door means the house belongs to Christians. Does anyone think that it means that it is a Christian…

Added by Cordelia Donohoe on March 21, 2014 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

My daddy, bless him

A little piece I wrote on my dad in my blog, I only hope I can find such great things....

http://azultribe.com/2014/02/17/conversations-with-my-father/…

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Added by Cordelia Donohoe on February 17, 2014 at 17:41 — 5 Comments

Comments please

Hello everyone, Im having a correspondence with someone  who has what seems to be to be a relatively inexpensive Afghan Kuchi necklace along…

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Added by Cordelia Donohoe on January 24, 2014 at 15:30 — 10 Comments

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Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

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