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Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Mongolian national costume

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery has a rich history and centuries-old artistic traditions. In Mongolia, there are many nationalities. The women of these nationalities own their own characteristic decorations. The most impressive of them are headdress called Khalkha. The main element of this piece – a special hairstyle, which is more like horns or wings of the mythical bird Hangarudi. These wings are stacked with silver hairpins. The basis is also a cap of pure silver decorated with coral, pearls, turquoise. The lower part of braid is left in plain sight. Rich women covered braid with special cover with sewn on them silver plates with filigree ornaments and splashes of pearls, coral and turquoise.

Mongolian national costume

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Mongolian women call earrings “suyh.” Most of them are long, made of silver, red gold, decorated with turquoise, coral and pearls. Rings and bracelets are also made of gold and silver with engraved patterns, sometimes enamels. A full set of ornaments of Mongolian women could be 5-6 kilograms.

Belt hook with enameling , and inlaid stones. Mongolia late 19th century

Belt hook with enameling , and inlaid stones. Ethnic Mongolian jewellery late 19th century

Ethnic ornaments of different nations of the world have long attracted a man with ideas and beauty. Natural environment has been the greatest inspiration either for ancient man, or for the best designers of our time. People from ancient times try to frame their appearance, enhance the beauty and stand out in a socially with the help of beautiful bright decorations. Among these decorations can be distinguished the unique ethnic jewelry ornaments peculiar to a particular ethnic group.

Enameled bracelets with dragon and coral ball motif. Mongolia, late 19th century

Enameled bracelets with dragon and coral ball motif. Ethnic Mongolian jewellery, late 19th century

Apparently, it has been long ago when appeared the expression “a man is judged by his woman.” After all, in those days for the wife of the leader was mandatory demonstration of the social status of her husband, and it was through the number of ornaments on her body.

Halh married woman’s outfit Late 19th-early 20th Century Mongolia

Halh married woman’s outfit Late 19th-early 20th century. Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Headdress , coral, turquoise, silver, carnelian and jade beads. Ordos, Mongolia 19th century

Headdress of coral, turquoise, silver, carnelian and jade beads. Ordos, Mongolian national costume 19th century

Headdress and necklace of a married woman of the Chalcha, a Mongolian subgroup. circa 19th century

Headdress and necklace of a married woman of the Chalcha, a Mongolian subgroup. circa 19th century

Headdress, earrings and pendant. Silver, coral and other stones

Mongolian national costume. Headdress, earrings and pendant. Silver, coral and other stones

Headdress, rare silver flange style , inlaid turquise and coral. Mongolia, 19th - early 20th century

Headdress, rare silver flange style , inlaid turquise and coral. Mongolian national costume, 19th – early 20th century

Long silver and enamel earrings from the Jungar Banner, Ordos Mongolia. Late 19th century

Mongolian national costume. Long silver and enamel earrings from the Jungar Banner, Ordos Mongolia. Late 19th century

Modern Mongolian woman in ethnic costume

Modern Mongolian woman in ethnic costume

Mongolia Crown; silver, coral and turquoise

Mongolia Crown; silver, coral and turquoise

Mongolian couple

Mongolian couple

Mongolian Queen

Mongolian Queen

Mongolian woman in 'bird wings' headwear

Mongolian woman in ‘bird wings’ headwear

Mongolian woman headwear

Mongolian woman headwear

Mongolian woman headwear

Mongolian woman headwear

Mongolian woman, 1905 photo

Mongolian woman, 1905 photo

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

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