Author: Bérénice Geoffroy-SchneiterPublish On: 2012
The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewellery of Asian peoples. A comprehensive picture of jewellery beginning with prehistory and continuing into the 20th century with the works of contemporary designers.
Author: Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewellery of Asian peoples. A comprehensive picture of jewellery beginning with prehistory and continuing into the 20th century with the works of contemporary designers. Ivory, beads, leather, shells, enamel work, precious metals, and stones, alone or in combination, are all illustrated throughout. Pieces chosen for their exceptional quality and historical importance, through wonderfully composed photographs, come to life here. It is rare for jewellery to have a solely aesthetic purpose, for above all it is anchored in the social, religious and political contexts that lend it meaning. Differing attitudes are explained by the function assigned to jewellery in the traditional societies from which the examples in the book are drawn.
The chronicles and poetic works of this period contain many descriptions of this jewellery and luxury goods made of gold and silver with an astonishing
abundance of gems adorning them: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, turquoises,
Author: Vladimir Lukonin
Publisher: Parkstone International
The strict prohibition on the representation of the human form has channeled artistic creation into architecture and architectural decoration. This book is a magical tour through Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and Uzbekistan - a cradle of Ancient civilisations and a repository of the Oriental arts inspired by Buddhism and Islam. There are magnificent, full-colour photographs of the abandoned cities of Mervand Urgench, Khiva, the capital of the Kharezm, with its mausoleum of Sheikh Seid Allahuddin, and, the Golden Road to Samarkand, the Blue City, a center of civilisation for 2,500 years.
... the forms and ornamentation of prehistoric Southeast Asian jewellery and
artefacts are stylised rather than naturalistic. ... The snake is one of the most
compelling and enduring images seen among the jewellery of ethnic groups
Author: Bruce W. Carpenter
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity, Creativity and Evolution is a compelling introduction to the little known visual power and beauty of the body adornments used by the myriad peoples of Indonesia's outer islands, including Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumba and Maluku. Illustrated with more than 500 rare pieces that have been accumulated since the 1970s by collector Manfred Giehmann, the book explores the depth and breadth of an ancient and magnificent tradition, revealing the fruits of careful documentation that has taken place over a period of decades. It will provide information on the origin, meaning and purpose of the jewellery items, as well as unique insights into the people who crafted and wore the jewellery for ritual or ceremonial functions. Ethnic Jewellery: Continuity, Creativity and Evolution is a definitive work on the subject and a testimony to the greatness of a fast-disappearing Indonesian tradition.
This book commemorates the remarkable gift of over 400 works from the collection of Barbara and David Kipper to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Author: Madhuvanti Ghose
Publisher: Yale University Press
This book commemorates the remarkable gift of over 400 works from the collection of Barbara and David Kipper to the Art Institute of Chicago. These outstanding pieces of jewelry and ritual objects offer a material record of vanishing ways of life. Used as portable forms of wealth, as personal adornment, and in religious practice, they represent a broad spectrum of cultures. The majority comes from the Himalayan region, including Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia, and other pieces hail from Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The catalogue showcases stunning works--including delicate amulet boxes, other Tibetan Buddhist artifacts, and ornate Turkmen jewelry--through dramatic photography undertaken specifically for this publication. With five essays placing the objects in the contexts of their native regions, Vanishing Beauty offers a beautiful presentation of creativity and craftsmanship from across Asia.
Indian Jewellery The most sumptuous of all Asian jewellery was that created for
the Mughal rulers in India . Jewellery had been fashionable in India from ancient
times as evidenced by the elaborate necklaces and other ornaments carved in ...
Author: Lark E. Mason
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
A specialist in Asian art at Sotheby's, Mason presents a very useful introduction to a complicated subject. He begins with an essay on the history of Asia, which despite its brevity will be useful for the collector targeted by this book. Individual chapters range from ceramics and metalwork to prints, paintings, and textiles; the chapter on "The Artisan and Craftsman" examines the quality, condition, and authenticity of works in areas such as arms, armor, glass, ivory, and jewelry. The book contains appendixes of chronological tables and major marks on Chinese and Japanese works of art, as well as an index and a fine bibliography. The narrative does not confuse readers new to the subject with excessive detail, and the photographs are clear and very instructive. A beautiful book at a reasonable price, this volume contains an amazing wealth of information on a very broad subject. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.-Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Thus, to take an example, advertisements for jewellery, watches, and accessories
allmake visual use of natural elements, such as sea,sand, rocks, flowers,
andplants with accompanying colour impressions, andin so doing set off
Author: Ole Bruun
Category: Social Science
This highly acclaimed, 'bold and refreshing' collection of essays takes a critical look at Asians' perception of their natural environments as well as at Western views of Asia in this respect.
Much of the work done by Central Asian jewellers involved applying filigree
finishes to sabre scabbards and dagger hilts, and the production of parts for ...
Their main job, however, was to manufacture different types of women's jewellery
Author: Chahryar Adle
This major six-volume project, co-published with Macmillan, covers the historical experience of the peoples and societies of the Caribbean region from the earliest times to the present day. The sixth volume brings this series to an end as it takes in the whole of the modern period from colonial conquest and domination to decolonization; the Cold War from start to finish; the disintegration of the Soviet Union; and the renewed instability in certain areas. Not only did the colonial regimes lay a new patina over the region, but nationalism remoulded all old identities into a series of new ones. That process of the twentieth century was perhaps the most transformative of all after the colonial subjugation of the nineteenth. While it has been the basis of remarkable stability in vast stretches of the region, it has been a fertile source of tension and even wars in other parts. The impact and the results of such changes have been astonishingly variable despite the proximity of these states to each other and their being subject to, or driven, by virtually the same compulsions.
It presents nearly 200 pieces in glorious detail, ranging from crowns and headdresses to armbands and rings, and featuring accents of carnelian, turquoise, and other stones.
Author: Layla S. Diba
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Category: Arts, Turkmen
This catalogue explores extraordinary silver jewellery created by Turkmen tribal craftsmen and urban silversmiths throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. It presents nearly 200 pieces in glorious detail, ranging from crowns and headdresses to armbands and rings, and featuring accents of carnelian, turquoise, and other stones.
Author: United States. Wage and Hour and Public Contracts DivisionsPublish On: 1965
... European countries--- - - - - - - Asian countries -- - - - - - - Rosaries and other
religious jewelry l, l'î8 2, 12l l, lo 606 2, h98 232 Walued not more than $l.25
dozen - l, 178 - - 929 - European Economic Community countries - l, l'î8 - - 608 -
Italy - l, ...
Author: United States. Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions
Profiles more than three hundred pieces designed across millennia from Neolithic and Bronze Age art to the present, providing accompanying analyses of the symbolism in many pieces and what they reveal about Asian cultures throughout history ...
Author: Anne Ritcher
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Profiles more than three hundred pieces designed across millennia from Neolithic and Bronze Age art to the present, providing accompanying analyses of the symbolism in many pieces and what they reveal about Asian cultures throughout history.
In connection with their dating , it is worth noting that the use of stone moulds in
Swat for the making of jewellery is not a tradition remembered even by very
elderly people when questioned , some nearly 80 years of age . The recovery of
As I pulled together the beads and components for this book, I also began to
examine my own views of the Far East and how Asian culture has influenced me
when designing jewelry. I didn't have far to look. My mother's family were ...
Author: Carolyn Schulz
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Craft colorful and unique jewelry with this Asian-inspired craft book. Bracelets embellished with Chinese floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat inspired by the fridges of a Persian carpet, and the pupular Shamballa bracelet— these are just a few of the many artful pieces you'll learn to make in this wonderful new DIY jewelry book. Jewelry techniques include: Wire Strung Jewelry Loop & Chain Jewelry Memory Wire Jewelry Knotted Jewelry Elastic Cord Bracelets Suitable for novices and experienced jewelry-making experts alike, some of the projects take just a few minutes to complete, and all of them are fun and inexpensive to do. They result in jewelry that looks great and can be worn anywhere! Most of the 33 jewelry projects in this jewelry making book use materials you can find in any craft store. Each chapter in Creative Beaded Jewelry takes you through the basics of a different stringing method and then sets you on an adventure through the many ways you can use it to create your own personalized designs.
Glass trade - beads have become an important and ubiquitous element of Pacific jewellery ever since the first arrival of Asian and European outsiders . They can
be regarded as raw material since they were obtained ready - made in bulk by ...
Author: Roger Neich
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This magnificent book showcases more than 250 of the finest examples of traditional jewelry from the Pacific. Myriad designs and materials, including jade, whale teeth and bone, shark teeth, tapa, shells, and plant fibers, are woven together in a skillful combination of color and craftsmanship. Apart from their beauty, these personal items also convey information about power, status, and community. Their significance, the ceremonies in which they are worn, and the messages they convey are explored in an illuminating introductory essay. Drawing on the extensive collections of the Auckland Museum, the jewelry shown here represents a vast geographical area: Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Niue, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand. The amazing variety of styles and materials reflects the lifestyles, preoccupations, and imperatives of a people surrounded by the largest ocean on the planet.
She found the extent of sexual harassment by young Asian men to be so
intolerable that despite her political ... Neither did I fit in the Asian jewellery and
clothes shops in Manningham, which were somewhat in the domain of women:
Author: Husband, Charles
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
Lived diversities: Space, place and identities in the multi-ethnic city is a timely and important book, which focuses on multi-ethnic interaction in an inner city area. Addressing difficult issues that are often simplistically and negatively portrayed it challenges the stereotypical denigration of inner city life, and Muslim communities in particular. Using well-crafted historical, political and contextual explanations the book provides a nuanced account of contemporary multi-ethnic coexistence. This invaluable contribution to our understanding of the politics and practice of multicultural coexistence is a must-read for students and practitioners interested in ethnic diversity, urban policy and the politics of place and space.
About 10 % of it is expensive high - end jewelry . • There has to be more product
geared to Western tastes for Western buyers to come . “ This is not really geared
to the American market - the styles are too Asian for American tastes , " says ...
A strong supporter of the Asian Civilisations Museum ( ACM ) from the onset , in
1992 he guest - curated a seminal exhibition of Peranakan ( or Straits Chinese ) jewellery entitled “ Gilding the Phoenix ” . In that exhibition , an eager public saw