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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
  • Glass gold foil beads – Java
    Photo credit : Michael Backman Ltd Posted by : Sarah Corbett Mediterranean, India or perhaps Central Java, Indonesia circa 700-1000AD or earlier This strand of 22 glass beads (21 graduated spherical beads and one central rectangular, pillow-shaped bead) is a mixture of ancient glass beads that have gold foil folded into the glass giving striations, … Continue reading "Glass gold foil beads – Java"
  • Hair comb – Japan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Japanese hair comb from the early 19th century. Materials include tortoiseshell, black lacquer, Togidashi maki-e (clear lacquer). Click here to view original post
  • Hair comb – Japan
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Japanese hair comb which dates back to the late Edo period (1603 – 1868) and is quite large. It is made of wood which has been beautifully painted (using lacquer and gilding). It has an attached rim made of silver, with silver tassels.  Click here to … Continue reading "Hair comb – Japan"