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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"
  • 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
    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 – 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 – 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.
  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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"