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Traditional headwear Tembleque

Traditional headwear Tembleque

The pride of Panamanian women, Traditional headwear Tembleque

Traditional headwear Tembleque is a part of folk dress Pollera – the pride of Panamanian women. The cost of this traditional dress, known since the time of the colonization of America by the conquistadors, today reaches several thousand dollars. Even more expensive is the complete folk dress with jewellery decorations (peinetas), pearl beads, and a special headwear (Tembleques). Made of gold and pearls, their price can reach up to 15 000 dollars.
Besides, the hair of beauties – decorated with tortoise shell combs with a gold plate complemented with pearl flowers and two dozen of gold pins, one of which resembles a dagger. Also, no less complex are several rows of hanging accessories “duck tails”, “orange slices”, or “solomons” – twisted chain, reminiscent of the column, supposed to have been at the Temple of Solomon.
Meanwhile, the girls don’t miss a chance to show such an expensive outfit at every opportunity. And one of them – the January parade of pollera where the participants select main beauty. Her decorations complement another gold jewelry – a crown.
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Indonesian ethnic jewellery

Indonesian ethnic jewellery. West Of Sumatra

Indonesian ethnic jewellery. West Of Sumatra

Indonesian ethnic jewellery can be clearly seen in the important events, holidays, and of course weddings. Traditional Wedding in Indonesia – a time of great joy and happiness. In a traditional setting, which still prevails in most Indonesian regions, the suit is the concern of parents. The girl is not allowed to look for her husband alone, although she has the right to declare her preferences and to reject the proposed groom. Wedding ceremony, bridal dresses and jewelry in Indonesia are quite expensive, that’s why in the organization of the ceremony can take part a whole village or an entire street in the city. Bride’s decorations and dress, made of precious metals and stones are then kept as a family heirloom, and as a kind of financial contribution.
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Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery

Earring made in the 18th - 19th century

Earring made in the 18th – 19th century. Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery

Highlands of Nepal presented peoples living there a great variety of beautiful stones. These beautiful minerals boast riot of colors. These same mountains, as a natural barrier to civilization, have preserved unique Nepalese style decorations, which today are considered the oldest on earth. The origin of the Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery art goes back to many centuries before our era – the era of the gods and legends which narrate the sacred Vedas. Historically, the rise of jewellery art was fixed in Nepal during the rule of The Licchavi Dynasty (10th century) and The Malla Dynasty (15th century). Of the 70 nationalities living in Nepal, jewelers generally come from tribes of the Kathmandu Valley – Newar people. Ninety percent of all jewelers belong to those ethnic groups that traditionally pass their craft from generation to generation.
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Fulani Ethnic jewellery

Fulani Ethnic jewellery

Handed down between women through many generations Fulani Ethnic jewellery

Fulani Ethnic jewellery
The ultimate sign of wealth for many centuries, Fulani Ethnic jewellery handed down between women through many generations. Fulani, known for their striking clothes, and their ponderous gold decorations, is common for women and girls wearing silver coins and amber attached to their braids. Some of these coins are very old and treasured in the family.
Traditionally, the women wear many bracelets on their wrists, necklaces, earrings, nose rings and anklets. In fact, gold rings are a sign of wealth and indicate a certain status. Fancy gold earrings with a bow come in various sizes from small to huge, tied up directly to the ears. Their dimensions indicate the hierarchical position and the solvency of the owner. Fulani women love amber, considering it a stone that brings health, happiness, and love amulet.
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Zarah Art Jewellery

Zarah sterling silver, enamel brooch of 1990s

Zarah Art Jewellery. Sterling silver, enamel brooch of 1990s

Topanga, California based jewellery company Zarah Co. was founded in 1990. The creative team of artists designers make jewelry for people who cherish art. Their six lines – Zarlite, sterling silver enamel art jewelry, ArtGlass jewelry, Shell art, Vinyl cut demonstrate inspiration with nature and animal world. The style and designs of renowned artists are unique, and can not be confused with other jewellery brands. Zarah Art Jewellery – gold or silver plate, hand-painted enamel, mouth-blown glass, nickel-free jewelry is fun to wear. Each article is painted by hand, using solutions containing colored granules of glass, then fire-processed to produce an alluring richness of color. Some jewelry pieces are then plated in 24-karat gold.
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Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Beautiful woman wearing Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery
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.
Mongolia has a rich history, many nationalities, and centuries-old artistic traditions. Accordingly, the women of these nationalities have their own characteristic decorations, and the most impressive of them are headdress called Khalkha.
Noteworthy, the main element of this piece – a special hairstyle, which resembles horns or wings of the mythical bird Hangarudi, stacked with silver hairpins. The basis is also a cap of pure silver decorated with coral, pearls, and turquoise. TTraditionally, rich women covered braid with special cover with sewn on them silver plates with filigree ornaments and splashes of pearls, coral and turquoise.
Called “suyh”, most of earrings 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. In fact, a full set of ornaments of Mongolian women could be 5-6 kilograms.
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Jewellery designer Guzel Bakeeva

Necklace 'Mongolian woman'. Made of Simbirtsit, Geode, tierracast, Czech beads, Japanese seed beads Toho, Japanese delica beads, soutache. Jeweler Guzel Bakeeva

Necklace ‘Mongolian woman’. Made of Simbirtsite, Geode, tierracast, Czech beads, Japanese seed beads Toho, Japanese delica beads, soutache. Jewellery designer Guzel Bakeeva

Guzel Bakeeva – professional designer of jewelry and accessories. She has received higher education in the field of design, and was lucky enough to become a finalist and winner of Russian and international beaded jewellery competitions. In 2011, she graduated from British Higher School of Art and Design. For the first time, in June 2009, her work – elegant beaded handbag Iris Mist reached the final of the international competition of Japanese concern producer of beads Toho and was presented at the International Bead exhibition Bead & Button Show (USA) among the 90 best bead work from around the world in 2010. She was a lucky finalist at the prestigious jewelry competition Bead Dreams. In 2012 she won the main prize of the contest – Grand Prix, her necklace Predator was an absolute winner. Since 2012, she has been the Ambassador of Swarovski in Russia. Guzel has been conducting master classes every month, since 2013.
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