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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
  • Anklets – Nigeria
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A pair of anklets from the Ibo (Igbo) tribe of Nigeria. Made of Brass. Ibo females wore these anklets as a symbol of   their status such as higher ranked. The women that wore these anklets were unable to perform daily domestic duties. Click here to see original … Continue reading "Anklets – Nigeria"
  • Bead – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver enamelled drop bead, from Africa. Corrected to Nepal Click here to see the original post.
  • Bead – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A bead made of repousse silver and copal resin, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of silver and black resin beads, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Nigeria
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of bronze beads from Nigeria, possibly Yoruba waist beads with a heavy central disc bead. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver Dzi bracelet, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A Fulani mixed metal bracelet, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A silver allot Tuareg bracelet, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A silver alloy Tuareg bracelet, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelets – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A pair of Tuareg ‘elkis’ silver alloy bracelets, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Cuffs – Nigeria
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm Colourful beaded cuffs, worn by the Yoruba in Nigeria. Click here to see the original post.
  • Earrings – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A pair of silver alloy Tuareg earrings, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Earrings – North Africa
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A pair of silver Tuareg earrings, from North Africa. Click here to see the original post.
  • Hair rings – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A collection of Tuareg hair rings, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – India/Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A necklace made up of silver capped amber resin beads, from Nepal and Nagaland shell beads, from India. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Nagaland
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Multi-strand glass bead necklace (93 strands). Nagaland: Naga people; mid 20th c. Diam. (as shown) 31 cm. Glass beads, woven cotton ends, King George VI coin. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Nagaland
    Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson Konyak ‘Kuntepsu’ Festival circular bead necklace from Nagaland, North East India Click here to see the original post 
  • Necklace – Nagaland
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A necklace restrung from various origins. Nagaland Identified by Francois Villaret Click here to see the original post.
  • 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 – Nagaland
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Heavy necklace worn with the large shell hanging on the back of the body as a counterweight. Nagaland: Angami Naga people; mid 20th century. Materials: cut conch shells, shell beads, glass and carnelian beads, bone spacers. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Nepal
    Picture credit – Svetlana SysoevaPosted by – Svetlana Sysoeya A necklace strung with worn coral beads, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Nepal
    Photo credit – Sarah CorbettPosted by – Sarah Corbett Silver filigree necklace from Nepal. Circa late 19th-early 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Nepal
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Tharu Silver Necklace (Kantshri).Rana Tharu People, Western Terai Region, Southern Nepalcirca 1920. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A necklace made up of coral, turquoise and amber beads, with a silver pendant, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Nepal/Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kim PricePosted by – Kim Price Necklaces made up of Turkoman silver beads, carnelian beads and a drop from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Netherlands
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Traditional coral necklace with mourning scene on clasp; clasp worn at front. From Volendam in the Netherlands; first half 20th century. Gold, coral, painted scene, human hair. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Netherlands
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace of the ArtDeco period, from the Netherlands, dated around 1935 and made using tiny seed beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Netherlands
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace made up of Dutch coral beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Niger
    Photo credit – Anne FierensPosted by – Anne Fierens A Tuareg Tchat Tchat necklace from Niger. Carved soapstone pendants represent Tanit, an early goddess of fertility. A new production piece. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – North Africa
    Picture credit – ToyaPosted by – Toya A Berber beaded necklace, from North Africa. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – North Africa
    Picture credit – Maggie MatthewsPosted by – Maggie Matthews A chunky Berber necklace, with coral, amber and trade beads, from North Africa. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklaces – Niger
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe These are a collection of vintage Tuareg ‘Eguru’ necklaces from Niger. ‘Eguru’ means frog. They are some of the few authentic necklaces the Tuareg would have worn in times gone by with long silver ‘ismamen’ beads and cornerless ‘nagi nagi’ beads strung with coloured glass beads. … Continue reading "Necklaces – Niger"
  • Ornaments – Nepal
    Picture credit – Svetlana SysoevaPosted by – Svetlana Sysoeya A collection of brass ornaments, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Nepal
    Photo Credit : Joost DaadlerPosted by : Joost Daalder Repoussé silver and bronze ornament on a chain. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley; Newar people. Inscription on the back includes date equivalent to AD 1667. Click here to see original post
  • Pendant – Nepal
    Picture credit – Cam KnuckeyPosted by – Cam Knuckey A silver pendant with turquoise, amber and coral, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver, amber and turquoise Gau prayer box pendant necklace, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Nigeria
    Picture credit – Giovanna SerafiniPosted by – Giovanna Serafini An agate pendant, from Nigeria. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – North Africa
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver Tuareg amulet pendant, from North Africa. Click here to see the original post.
  • Priest’s helmet – Nepal
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A lacquered copper Buddhist priest’s helmet (“mukata”), showing the Buddha’s extended earlobes and, in the medallion at the front, the seated Lord Buddha with five different positions of the hands (“mudras”); on top a thunderbolt (“doorje”) finial. Nepal, Kathmandu valley; Newar people; 19th c. Lacquered copper; … Continue reading "Priest’s helmet – Nepal"
  • Ring – Mali/Niger
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This Tuareg ring has the leading edge of the carnelian covered in silver. This style is often said to represent the turban or veiled man. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Nepal
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A Nepalese ring, dated from within the past 40 years, made from glass or coral stones. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Niger
    Picture credit – Ethnic EmbellishmentsPosted by – Ethnic Embellishments A silver Tuareg ring with Arabic script engraving, from Niger. Click here to see the original post.
  • Seal – Nepal
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A carved wooden seal, from Nepal. Click here to see the original post.