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    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
  • Amulet – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Hindu Pilgrim’s silver Krishna amulet pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar). Rajasthan, India 19th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Amulet – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Hindu pilgrim’s silver Ganesh amulet pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar). Rajasthan, India. 19th-early 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Amulet – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste From Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. High percentage silver and enamel-work. Collected in the Mandi area during the 1980s. Click here to see original post.
  • Amulet – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste From Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. High percentage silver and enamel-work. Collected in the Mandi area during the 1980s. Click here to see original post.
  • Amulet box – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste A rare amulet box from Rajasthan, India. Can be opened on the side. The backside shows a flower, which usually stand for the Tree-of-Life: the roots in the underworld, the stem in our world and the flower with the gods. Silver, glass stones. 4,5cm x 4,4cm, … Continue reading "Amulet box – India"
  • Anklets – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste A Pair of footbangles from Rajasthan, India, Silver. Can be worn around the wrist too. The front slides open to the side. 6cm diameter, 120 grams. Click here to see original post.
  • Anklets – India
    Picture Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm Silver anklets from Gujarat, India. Protective patterns are seen punched into the silver in a circular shape on one, triangular on the other. Click here to see the original post.
  • Anklets- India
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson Two Anklets from Tamil Nadu, Southern India  Click here to see original post
  • Arm band – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Bazuband (ornament for the upper arm) from the Banjara in Maharashtra, India, It was made from an embroidered cotton piece and cowrie shells. Click here to see original post.
  • Arm Cuff – India
    Picture Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This is an upper arm cuff worn by the Naga people; made from wood to resemble ivory. Click here to see the original post.
  • Arm ornament – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Arm Ornament from the Naga, Orissa, India. Made in lost-wax cast from a copper alloy. 9cm long, diameter 8cm18/19th century. This type is called heirloom bangle. Jacobs – The Nagas, page 264-265. Catalogue of Barbier-Mueller. Click here to see original post.
  • Beads – India
    Posted by- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Photo credit- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Beads from Northern India likely from the Sikkim or Kashmir region, 1960’s-1970’s.  Click here to see original post
  • Belt – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Silver belt composed of talismanic tubular beads and a crescent-shaped amulet on a silver chain (“patti aranjanam”). Kerala, India, mid 20th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Belt – India
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver Ta’wiz ( Amulet ) Belt from Kerala, southern India. This one has been repurposed as a Necklace   Click here to see the original post
  • Belt – India
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver and enameled belt ( Kardhani ) from Himachal Pradesh or Uttar Pradesh, India. Click here to see the original post
  • Belt – South India
    Photo Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm Large silver belt, with very small gold coin detail. Described as worn by Muslim women in Kerala. Click here to see the original post.
  • Betel nut box – Indonesia
    Photo credit -Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Raja’s gold betel nut box (“kelembut hamayan”); its decoration relates to Sumba’s creation myth. Indonesia, Sumba; 19th/20th c. Almost pure 24 carat gold. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelet – India
    Photo credit : Joost Daalder Posted by : Joost Daalder Solid gold sheet and ruby bracelet from India, 19th century. Features 66 rubies. Click here to see original post
  • Bracelet – India
    Photo credit : Michael Backman Gallery LtdPosted by : Joost Daalder A red-stained, Indian gold bracelet from Madras, India. Set with rubies. Circa 1850. Click here to see original post
  • Bracelet – India
    Photo credit – Michael Backman Posted by – Joost Daalder Silver bracelet from Southern India or Sri Lanka, 19th century. From Michael Backman. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelet – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Pair of Ladakh conch shell bracelets from India, early 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Bracelet – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Maharaja’s enamelled, heavy gold bracelet set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald.India, probably Hyderabadcirca 1750 or earlier. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelet – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Siver gilt, filigree cuff with coloured glass stones. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelet – Indonesia
    Photo Credit: Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver bracelet from Indonesia. Known as Djokja work. Click here to see the original post 
  • Bracelet – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Gold Filigree Minangkabau gold bracelet (Galang Gadang).Minangkabau People, West Sumatra, Indonesia19th century Click here to see original post.
  • Chest adornment – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Chest piece from Sikkim, India. A recent manufacture (likely circa 1990s) which is aesthetically aged using black paste and a piece of old cloth textile applied to the back. Click here to see original post
  • Comb – Indonesia
    Photo Credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Man’s ceremonial decorative comb (“suar sair”), worn horizontally at the back of the head. Indonesia, Tanimbar, village of Alusikarwain; 19th c. Wood and bone. Click here to see original post.
  • Earrings – India
    Photo Credit: Sigrid Van Roode Posted by: Sigrid Van Roode A pair of Rajasthani earrings in silver with gold foil, coral, turquoise and glass beads. Click here to see the original post
  • Earrings – India
    Posted by- Sigrid Van Roode Photo credit-Sigrid Van Roode Earrings from Rajasthan featuring silver, gold foil, coral, turquoise and glass beads.  Click here to see original post
  • Gold Earrings-India
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari Gold Earings from Gujerat in India Click here to see the original post
  • Hair adornment – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Silver ornament in the shape of a mandala (“dnul-dun-dkar”); central lotus flower set with a turquoise; worn at the back of the head. India, Lahul; early 20th c. Silver and turqoise. Click here to see original post.
  • Hair adornment – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A pearl-shell hair ornament (“dunkertsa”), worn at the back of the head, from Lahul in India, and early 20th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Hair adornment – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Triangular hair ornament. It is 14.3 cm high in total. From the Gayo Alas in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The materials used to create this piece are suasa and silver. Click here to see original post.
  • Hair comb – India
    Photo credit – Susan L. Beningson CollectionPosted by – Joost Daalder Ivory and gold comb with ruby knob (front) Karnataka, India. Late 18th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Hair comb – Indonesia
    Photo credit : Allan Stone Collection, New YorkPosted by : Joost Daalder Comb from the lesser Sunda islands, Timur, Indonesia. Carved from turtle shell and buffalo horn and pinned together with old bronze or brass pegs. Early 20th century. Height: 6 in / 15.2 cm Click here to see original post
  • Hair comb – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Ornamental lacquered comb from Lampung, south Sumatra, Indonesia. Materials: wood, silver alloy, lacquer, gilding. Likely early 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Mumuli – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Natural gold alloy Mamuli from West Sumba, Indonesia. 18th – 19th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Neck ring – Indonesia
    Photo credit : Joost Daalder Posted by : Joost Daalder Neck ring or nifato-fato from Indonesia (Nias). Copper, gold and silver. 19th/20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Necklace – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Fine, Hindu pilgrim’s silver Krishna and Radha amulet pendant necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar). Rajasthan, India. 19th-early 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Hindu pilgrim’s silver amulet pendant necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar). Rajasthan, India, 19th-early 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Necklace featuring glass and brass beads. Orissa, India: Gondh women. Mid 20th c or earlier. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Heavy wedding collier (665 grams) – called chandra haar. From Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. High percentage silver and enamel-work (meena.kari). Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – India
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver necklace form Gujerat in India. Very similar necklaces are also worn by Balouchi people in Northen Pakistan Click here to see the original post
  • Necklace – India
    Photo Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm Mid 20th Century , multi-strand, glass and brass necklace. Example of the necklaces worn by the Khond women in Orissa and Andrha Pradesh. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman This wonderful silver necklace comprises a complex, high-grade silver chain from which 16 original colonial Indian one rupee coins are suspended. The coins alternate between the dates of 1878 and 1915 which means that the reverses alternate between images of Queen or Empress Victoria and King … Continue reading "Necklace – India"
  • Necklace – Nagaland
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Necklace of two strands, i.e. rolls covered with glass beads of several colours and tied together at the top. Nagaland: Konyak Naga people; mid 20th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – North India
    Photo credit- Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Made from 18 old amber beads from Tibet and old silver beads from Himachal Pradesh, North India. The amber has a beautiful honey colour and nice patina 40 grams, 47cm. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – North India
    Photo credit- Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Made from 18 old amber beads from Tibet and old silver beads from Himachal Pradesh, North India. The amber has a beautiful honey colour and nice patina. 107 grams, 51cm. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – North India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Made from 31 old amber beads from Tibet and old silver beads from Afghanistan and Himachal Pradesh, North India. The amber has a beautiful colour and nice patina. 64 grams 47cm long. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – North India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Made from 31 old amber beads from Tibet, felt spacers between them and two old gold beads from South India. The amber has a beautiful honey colour and nice patina 108 grams 50cm long. Click here to see original post.
  • Neckpiece – Iran
    Photo credit – Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran.Posted by – Joost Daalder A gold neckpiece, with a king and flanking lions in carved lapis lazuli; Sassanian (neo-Persian) dynasty, 5th – 6th century A.D. Click here to see original post.
  • Nose ring – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Rare silver nose piece from Himachal Pradesh in India. Click here to see original post.
  • Nosering – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Silver nosering (nath) from Himachal Pradesh, India. Click here to see original post.
  • Pampadam earrings – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder This is a pair of traditional ear adornments (“pampadam”), worn hanging from stretched earlobes. Tamil Nadu, India; early 20th c. Gold (hollow, filled with lac). Click here to see original post.
  • Pectoral (Mas Piring) – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A pectoral (Mas Piring) of high-quality gold, which has been darkened. Indonesia (Maluku), circa 18th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Pendant – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Indian enamelled gold, pierced floral pendant set with carved Emeralds and Diamonds. Mysore or Jaipur, India. 18th-19th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Pendant – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Beautiful pendant from Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. Late 19th/early 20th century. Glass and silver.53 grams. Click here to see original post.
  • Pendant – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Carved Mughal jade with gold & turquoise mounts.Delhi, Northern Indiacirca 1620 (Jade) & circa 1850 (Mounts). Click here to see original post.
  • Ring – India
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Indian gold ring set with white sapphires, garnets and rubies. India,18th century & later. Click here to see original post.
  • Ring – Indonesia
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Javanese gold wound-wire ringCentral or East Java, IndonesiaProtoclassic Period, AD200-700 or later. Click here to see original post.
  • Talisman – India
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste From Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. High percentage silver and enamel-work. Collected in the Mandi area during the 1980s. Click here to see original post.
  • Torque – India
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Woman’s neckring (torque), made of thick silver wire (“vadio” or “vaidlah”). India: Gujarat, Kachch (Kutch): various groups, including Hindu and Muslim women. First half of the 20th century. Polished silver. Click here to see original post.