Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Protecting Our Global Heritage: Don't Buy Antiquities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edith D Feb 26, 2015. 4 Replies

When I was in Tunis, I was offered antiquities for sale on a number of occasions.  As a heritage specialist, I know what treasure hunters do to graves and archaeological sites.  So I always refuse to…Continue

Collecting the Humble: (My two cents worth)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Aug 10, 2014. 69 Replies

Recently, it has come to my attention that some in our community think that only objects of the purest silver and gold are worth collecting.  People collect for many different reasons, and there is…Continue

Moshe Nemni, Reknowned Tunisian Silversmith

Started this discussion. Last reply by M.t.c.Janssen Jun 28, 2014. 11 Replies

Here is an interesting web site with a short article about Moshe Nemni and a video of a Tunisian silversmith working.…Continue

Tags: Nemni, Moshe, Tunisia

Les Costumes Traditionnels Feminins de Tunisie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edith D Jun 1, 2012. 1 Reply

I am currently searching for a copy of a book entitled "Les Costumes Traditionnels Feminins de Tunisie" by Aziza Ben Tanfous (ca. 1970).  If anyone has seen a copy of this book for sale, I would be…Continue

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Ikat Textile from Flores

"Here is what the same symbol looks like in jewelry.  Yet another example of how the iconography overlaps in different arts!"
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Ikat Textile from Flores

"Warp fibers with coconut husks before dying. Coconut husk fibers before being tied to warp."
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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…"

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ethnography, jewelry and cultural artifacts
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At 21:59 on September 18, 2011, SARAH CORBETT said…

Hi Edith, I am delighted to welcome you to the ethnic jewels website.

I hope that you will enjoy browsing the content here, and getting to know the members of the community.

Warmest wishes


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In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Recently I learned that my favorite store in Greenwich Village has closed.  Along with the death of David Bowie, this was another cultural loss to mark the passing of my youth.  Back in the 1980s I sported spiked hair, purple lipstick and a pair of black shoes with silver skull buckles.  I always walked around with a…




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Yemeni silver hirz necklace?

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