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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SILK ROAD TREASURES displayed a huge selection of Middle Eastern ancient beads, including these attractive Islamic glass beads. PHILIP MERTENS of San Diego, California; this display case holds a rich array of ethnographic jewelry from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Note the basket with Tuareg silver jewelry and pierced conus disks. CHINESE SILVER HEADDRESS with remnants of Kingfisher feather appliqué, found in Indonesia, seen at Textile Treasures. CARVER DANNY LOPACKI in conversation, while his wife Suzi looks on. Such communication is often intense and informative. PACIFIC ARTIFACTS/LESLEY ANNE MARTIN at GIGM show; a group of kina, gold lip oyster shell breast ornaments from Papua New Guinea, some set in resin and decorated with red ochre. HENRY, SOPHIA AND ADA CHIU OF ACME DESIGNS at the Chinese New Year dinner of NCAJA; we were their guests, for a fun-filled ending to a week in Tucson. 71 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 TEXTILE TREASURES Miao robe with dragons; Pam Najdowski carries both Chinese minority textiles and their silver jewelry. ANTIQUE BODOM BEADS from Ghana, shown by Musa for collector clients. One Japanese collector has acquired two hundred bodom beads from him. He also buys for clients in Africa. TIGER TIGER'S large vintage Chinese glass beads, some with unusual decorations, including mosaic canes. These are most likely for minorities' use and found in southwest China, possibly Yunnan.

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