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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Sri Lankan Pin mistaken for Spanish or Portugese rose cut stones FB discussion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 29. 2 Replies

Happy to share my new find ,need a repair though :).. Antique Spanish or Portuguese gilt silver pin with rose cut stones (they did not test for diamonds but electronically tested between Spinel and…Continue

Tags: Spanish, Portugese, saree, stones, cut

Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 13. 2 Replies

A lovely smooth and tactile cone pendant from Tunisia. Would this have been worn as one pendant or as a pair. Does anyone know how it would have been worn?…Continue

Tags: pendant, dangles, silver, cone, Tunisian

 

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Chinese minority earrings

A fine pair of silver and coral long dangly earrings. These are increasingly hard to find. For sale at www.azultribe.com
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"thank you for posting, I will return with some info for you."
Nov 21
Sumaiya replied to Cordelia Donohoe's discussion Tuareg jewel and the 'queen of the desert'
"amazing"
Nov 12
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Tuareg jewel and the 'queen of the desert'

Glorious Tuareg woman from the Kel Ahaggar Algeria wearing a similar pendant to this new aquisition. PM me if interested. The…See More
Oct 11
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Kabyle necklace

"Thanks Mustafa, well it is for sale. October 2017."
Oct 7
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Kabyle necklace

"Very interesting indeed , thanks for sharing this with us. Congratulations on the very good piece..which I honestly think it is quite old and very professionally crafted...Thanks for the comment."
Oct 7
Thelma commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Kabyle necklace

"Such an abundance of pendants, particularly those long oval ones. As you suggested It looks like a genuine old necklace with plenty of additions. Gorgeous."
Oct 7
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Kabyle necklace

"Thanks Mustafa, it's obviously difficult to date precisely and besides a lady would have collected or had small pendants made when she could. I'm guessing early to mid 20th C. On my part I have rarely seen pendants made so fine. Ive seen…"
Oct 6
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Kabyle necklace

"Very attractive type of necklace with ornament and flashy colour of red corals...I wonder how old is this piece, which  must be quite rare?  Thank you for posting this"
Oct 6
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Sep 30
Edith D commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Mauritanian mizam ebony_1

"Ah! Thanks! So if I were to go back to Tunis, I assume that I could tell the real ebony by the density? I would be looking for wood that seemed heavy for its size? Someday I'll go back to that shop on Rue Habib Bourguiba that sells the ebony…"
Sep 18
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"Well ebony is a very hard wood that does not float in water, making it ideal for ornaments and jewellery. It was often used in this sort of Mauritanian/Tuareg type of jewel so I am assuming it is ebony. "
Sep 18
Edith D commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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"Very pretty...there is a type of traditional Tunisian bracelet also made from ebony. How does one tell real ebony from other wood that has been stained a dark color? I would occasionally see "ebony" bangles for sale in Tunis, but could not…"
Sep 13
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Mauritanian mizam ebony_1

This is a pair of Mauritanian bangles, Ive only ever seen slimmer ones. Probably mid 20th C. Very much a pre Saharan style
Aug 30
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Cordelia Donohoe's event 'Tribal Art London Fair Sept 6 to 9th'
"Great! Hope you can come. All best Cordelia "
Aug 30
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Tribal Art London Fair Sept 6 to 9th at The Mall Galleries

September 6, 2017 at 10:30am to September 9, 2017 at 7pm
Masks, textiles, jewels, talks and MORE, The private view is on the evening of the 5th. A fascinating and top class international fair of ethnographic items . Londons best!Please see website of fair for catalogue.See More
Aug 30

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
bracelets. earrings, rings necklaces
Jewels from which regions interest you?
North Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan

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Agadez cross in Agadez

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 18:53 0 Comments

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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The khalili collections - superb site showing collections

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 18:30 0 Comments

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

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:39 1 Comment

'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

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At 14:52 on August 30, 2017, Scarlett Wallingford said…

Thank you Cordelia.....   what a thrill to belong to this group  _/\_

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Thanks Cordelia: very glad to have discovered your website: thank you!

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Thank you, Cordelia, great to be here! 

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