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  • A Welcome
    Welcome to the Ethnic Jewels Magazine Archive. This is a collection of objects and information which was shared in our Facebook communities. The information is arranged in a fully searchable database which I hope you will enjoy using Thank you for visiting and also for contributing. Warmest wishes Sarah ETHNIC JEWELS MAGAZINE
  • Bead – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A large Pyu ball bead, from Burma. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Bohemia
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of uranium glass beads, from Bohemia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A string of etched carnelian beads, from Africa. see comments Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A string of animal shaped Pyu beads, from Burma. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of glass and stone Pyu beads, from Burma. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of Pumtek beads strung with silver coins, from Tibet. see comments section Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A strand of pyu and dzi agate beads, from Burma. Click here to see the original post.
  • Belt – Borneo
    Picture credit – Linda PastorinoPosted by – Linda Pastorino An aluminium Hishi and copper Iban Dayak belt, from Borneo. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Bali
    Picture credit – Svetlana SysoevaPosted by – Svetlana Sysoeya A ceremonial bracelet made up of gold and glass stones, from Bali. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Bali
    Picture credit – Svetlana SysoevaPosted by – Svetlana Sysoeya A bracelet made up of painted clay beads, from Bali. Click here to see the original post.
  • Braclets – Benin
    Photo Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm These bracelets originate from Benin, West Africa and were used during Vodun or Orisha ceremonies. The main materials used are burlap, cowrie shells and small beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Cuff – Bhutan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver dragon cuff, from Bhutan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ear plugs – Myanmar
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Burmese amber ear plug adornment from Myanmar (Burma), Kachin state, Hkahku people. Early to mid 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Fibula – Bhutan
    Picture credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste A pair of fibulae (kurma) from Bhutan, 19th century. Made up of gilded silver with tiny turquoise and corals. Click here to see the original post.
  • Neck ring – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A bronze Hmong-Mein neck ring, from Burma. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Bali
    Picture credit – Svetlana SysoevaPosted by – Svetlana Sysoeya A ceremonial necklace made up of gold and glass stones, from Bali. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Brazil
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo Credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Necklace from Kayapó, Brazil  Click here to see original post 
  • Necklace – Burma
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey Opalized Palmwood: Pumtek (buried thunderbolt) important heirloom beads among the Chin, who live in the Chin Hills of western Myanmar (formerly Burma). Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace- Burma
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Mizoran necklace, from Burma made of Amber known as ‘Burmite’. Click here to see original post 
  • Necklaces – Bohemia
    Picture credit – Kim PricePosted by – Kim Price A couple of necklaces of contemporary composition. The old beads are mixed with handmade beaded beads, seabamboo ‘coral’ and trade ‘amber’. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Burkina Faso
    Picture credit – Giovanna SerafiniPosted by – Giovanna Serafini A Guin Gan bronze amulet, hand made by lost wax technique, representing two crocodiles. From Burkina Faso. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Burkina Faso
    Picture credit – Giovanna SerafiniPosted by – Giovanna Serafini A Lobi Guin Gan bronze amulet pendant, hand made by the lost wax technique. From Burkina Faso. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Burkina Faso
    Picture credit – Giovanna SerafiniPosted by – Giovanna Serafini An amuletic pendant made up of bronze, from Burkina Faso. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Burkina Faso
    Picture credit – Giovanna SerafiniPosted by – Giovanna Serafini A Gan bronze snake amulet pendant, made using the lost wax technique. From Burkina Faso. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Burkina Faso
    Picture credit – Giovanna SerafiniPosted by – Giovanna Serafini A Lobi bone ring, from Burkina Faso. Click here to see the original post.
  • Spindle whorl – Bactria/Persia
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of wooden Spindle whorl, from Bactria/Persia. Many of them have detailed carvings of birds, palm leaves and other designs (suspected to be an early written language). These are thought to have been used for spinning fine silk. Click here to see the original post.