Asian Jewellery

Asian Jewellery : Ethnic Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Belts, Head Ornaments from the Ghysels Collection

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The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewelry of Asian peoples. A comprehensive picture of jewelry beginning with prehistory and continuing into the twentieth-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 come to life here. In addition to their aesthetic beauty, this book explains the historic significance of the jewelry, all anchored in the social, religious, and political contexts that lend it meaning. Accompanied by wonderfully composed photographs, the captions describe the provenance and use of each piece. A concise introductory essay makes this book accessible to the general reader and provides valuable background information for jewelers, designers, art historians, collectors, and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 225 x 269 x 29mm | 1,910g
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 261 colour illustrations
  • 8857208702
  • 9788857208701
  • 549,526

About Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter

The archaeologist and art historian Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter is also a journalist and art critic. She is author of numerous essays and books on Africa and the anthropological evolution of the territories of various African more

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A compendium edition that comprises a number of books depicting the Ghysels ethnic jewellery more

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