Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Edith D
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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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Dayak Bead Work with Interlaced Pattern

"And here is a photo of the entire purse."
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"It was an amazing place....tiny and dark, but covered from floor to ceiling with jewelry from Africa, Asia and the Near East. There was a small workbench with a tiny desk lamp located behind a glass case lined with newer pieces.. I had not been to…"
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In Memory of C'est Magnifique

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 cassette tape…See More
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Anklet from Maruda

"This anklet is based in earlier Javanese forms.  The slightly graduated globular forms at the ring of the anklet are similar to ancient ones. And here is a bracelet from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dating from the Central…"
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Sirkam from Sumatra

"The top edge of comb with bird detail and center set stone."
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Sirkam from Sumatra

"A detail of the bird ornamenting the top corner of the comb and the stones set into the obverse side."
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Her favourite earrings

"These are beautiful! It just goes to prove that something doesn't have to be sterling silver or gold to have value. These are just the sort of item I would expect to see in an ethnographic museum. By the way, are these actually worn suspended…"
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Algerian headdress108

"Nice! Although the Tunisian equivalents are of a slightly different model, these Algerian ones also migrate across the border and Tunisian ladies are happy to wear them. I have found that the Tunisian ones are typically also of a low grade silver…"
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Tebe Earrings from Flores

"A picture of an old pair of this type of earrings made of gold. The "fish hooks" are the other way around!"
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Whalebone Comb from Tanimbar

"I had an interesting experience at an annual craft fair over the weekend. I was offered a Tanimbar comb made of wood and whalebone similar to this one, only much larger (about 12 inches high) and more elaborate. When I examined it carefully, I could…"
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Indonesian Horn Hairpins

"Thanks Thelma! These were incredibly affordable. It has been tough to find good values here in Indonesia. It is one of those places were the jewelry is often more expensive than buying the same item in the west. And very little of it is actually…"
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Indonesian Horn Hairpins

"I love the way they have used the different colours of the horn to differentiate between the decorated top of the hairpin and the long shank. A beautiful object, Edith. .... On another matter, I was so sorry you took down the little…"
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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.

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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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