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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
  • Asyk – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder A high quality silver gilt and carnelian “Asyk”. Worn as a Turkomen protective amulet. Second half of the 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Asyk – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Heart-shaped back pendant (Asyk) which may represent a spearhead, symbolising protection. Worn centrally connecting hair braids. Central Asia: Tekke Turkoman people; early 20th c. Silver, gilding & carnelians. Click here to see original post
  • Belt ornament – Tibet
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daadler A two-piece belt ornament from Tibet. Made from silver, coral, turquoise and amber. Circa. 1900. Click here to see original post
  • Choker – Turkey
    Posted by- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Photo credit- Charlotte Dakin-Norris A gold choker from Turkey, featuring coins and stones. Click here to see original post
  • Cuff – Tunisia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe The opening has been welded shut, traditional Tunisian bird bangle. inner diameter 6.5cms, height 7cms. Click here to see original post.
  • Cuff – Turkmenistan
    Photo Credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Tekke Fire-Gilded Gilt Silver Cuff Bracelet. Tekke people, Central Asia, including Afghanistan. 19th-20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Hair adornment – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Hair adornment or plait decoration called “Satschmondschuk”. This example belongs to the Yomud people of Turkmenistan. It features gilt silver and carnelians. Click here to see original post
  • Head adornment – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A fine Tibetan head ornament, made of high quality silver, corals, and turquoises; 19th/20th c.  Click here to see original post.
  • Head cover – Turkey
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Silver head cover from Turkey (“tepelik”), possibly from the Denizli area. The fine filigree is a particularly striking feature of the piece, and is clearly visible. It is 19th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Headdress – Thailand
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Phami-Akha Headdresses from Thailand. Silver, textile, glass beads, silver coins, dyed goat’s hair, chicken feathers & baboon fur. Dated mid-19th century. Click here to see original post
  • Headdress – Tunisia
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver Headdress ( Assaba) which is worn in both Tunisia and Algeria. Click here to see the original post
  • Headdress – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Turkoman woman’s silver forehead ornament (“ildirgitsch”) featuring carnelians and two blue glass beads to deflect the “evil eye”. Mid 20th c.  Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tajikstan
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Tajik necklace, appr. 2×42 cm long. Component length: 33 × 2 cm.Central pendant size: 8,5 cm, 246 grams. Silver, coral, glass, amber. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Heavy beaded necklace from Ladakh, Tibet. Early to mid 20th century. Coral, seed pearl, amber, turquoise and silver. Backing made from cord and textile. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tunisia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A necklace assembled by Cordelia Donohoe, which features silver Tunisian Rihana chain & symbolic pendants. The Moroccan coral beads are an addition to the piece and not typical of Tunisian jewellery. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tunisia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe An enamelled pendant on typical silver chain, Tunisia. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Turkmenistan
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Necklace from Arsari Turkmen in Iran or Turkmenistan, Carnelian stone, possibly from the 1970’s  Click here to see original post 
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo Credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Pendant from Tibet, 1930’s Turquoise.  Click here to see original post 
  • Pendant – Tunisia
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver gilt pendant from Moknine in Tunisia Click here to see the original post
  • Pendant box – Tibet
    Photo credit -Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Noblewoman’s amulet box (ga’u) in the shape of a mandala. Tibet: Lhasa; early 20th c. Height 12.5 cm. Gold, turquoise, seed pearls, silver back. Click here to see original post.
  • Rhuptsey – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A concave ornament in the shape of a mandala, for attachment to clothes, Tibet, 19th/20th c. Gilt silver, turquoise, silver, brass lugs at the back. Click here to see original post.
  • Ring – Tibet
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Tibetan parcel-gilt silver ‘saddle’ ring set with turquoise (Tagam or Ga Tshi-ko). Central & Eastern Tibet, 19th-20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Ring – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A large, round, silver and branch-coral ring which was probably worn in the hair. Tibet, early to mid 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Ring – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Large gold and coral “saddle” ring with typical repoussé decoration. From Tibet. Click here to see original post
  • Silver disk – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A spectacular Turkoman disk, made of silver-gilt and what appears to be distinctive turquoise (some of which is missing) from Persia (now Iran); 19th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Temporals – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Outstanding Tibetan temple ornaments, made of turquoise from Iran and gold. Click here to see original post.