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Description - Ethnic Jewelry by Sibylle Jargstorf

This new study presents striking parallels in both ethnic (non-European) and folk (European) traditional costumes and ornaments made with silver and glass. African ornaments include Zulu beads, Maghreb necklaces, the Oba's crown, and Massai headpieces. European ornaments extend from the Baltic to the Alps and from Russia, Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. Asian jewelry comes from the Fertile Crescent, the Silk Route, and the foothills of the Himalaya. Each example exquisitely displays a common sense of beauty among many distant peoples.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764311451
ISBN-10: 076431145X
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sibylle Jargstorf

Sibylle Jargstorf, a historian of both glass and jewelry, lives in Braunschweig, Germany. She has conducted her research among public and private collections and libraries worldwide, and has access to primary sources of the traditions for the examples shown here.

Books By Sibylle Jargstorf

Glass in Jewellery by Sibylle Jargstorf
Paperback, June 1998
Glass Beads from Europe by Sibylle Jargstorf
Paperback, January 1997