Ornament Magazine

VOL37.1 2014

Ornament is the leading magazine celebrating wearable art. Explore jewelry, fashion, beads; contemporary, ancient and ethnographic.

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CONTRIBUTORS 6 LETTERS FROM OUR READERS 10 ETHNOGRAPHIC JEWELRY 16 The surprising beauty of vintage Chinese bangles are revealed in this article, demonstrating the workmanship of the unknown craftsperson. FIBER ARTS 20 A recent exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum featured the groundbreaking fashion developments of Japanese designers since the 1980s. ORNAMENT NEWS 24, 74 Find out the latest and greatest exhibits and events involving wearable art around the world. RETROSPECTIVE 32 The Exquisite Lightness of Being explores the recent retrospective of Ken Loeber's jewelry and hollowware over the past several decades. THE ORNAMENT BOOKSHELF 66 Reading publications on jewelry, clothing and craft keeps appreciation for the written word alive. JEWELRY ARTS 68 The American Jewelry Design Council holds an exhibition celebrating past participants of its design projects at the Forbes Galleries. COMMUNITIES 70 The Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows include several ethnographically centered venues, which are given the spotlight in this article. ADVERTISING INDEX 78 POSTSCRIPT FROM THE EDITORS 80 Cover: O BOOK of sterling silver, fourteen and twentyfour karat gold (keum-boo), 2.2 by 1.9 centimeters, 2013. Photograph by Robert Diamante. 54 BACHMAL JACKET of velvet ikat from Uzbekistan, Mongolian lamb trim, silk lining. Hat made from Uzbek suzani, vintage tapestry and tassel from Uzbekistan. Photograph by Suzi Click.

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