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Ethnic Jewellery: From Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands
The Van der Star collection of ethnic jewellery is unique, both in size and quality, bringing together masterpieces from Africa, the Arab World, India, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Each of these areas has their own specific designs, and their own specific uses and symbolism attached to jewellery. Materials used include gold, silver and many types of ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published November 30th 2007 by Pepin Press
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My review from Amazon: This is primarily a photo book, published to accompany an exhibit in Rotterdam of pieces from the collection of René van der Star. It's organized by geographic area, with short essays introducing each: Africa (Maghreb); Oman & Yemen; Central Asia (Turkmen); Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal & Tibet (mostly India); Southeast China & the Golden Triangle; Sarawak & Indonesia; and Pacific Islands (this last section notably smaller than the others). There's a ...more