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Tunisian traditional jewelry

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:00 pm
by sofiya
Tunisian women use a lot of jewelry. Their festive national costumes are always complemented with different jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and various decorative elements attached to the clothes. These adornments make Tunisian national costume look very expensive, beautiful and unique.
Here are some examples of Tunisian traditional jewelry:
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Re: Tunisian traditional jewelry

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:27 am
by sofiya
The jewelry in Tunisia serves several important purposes: economic, symbolic and mythical, practical and ornamental, cultural. Adornments are the property of the woman. She can freely buy or sell them without asking for anybody’s permission. So, it’s her own capital stored in gold and silver, which is very convenient. To talk about the symbolic and mythical meaning of jewelry, people believe that certain images, patterns, and materials have the ability of protection from evil eye. That’s why the jewelry items are often used as talismans in many countries, and Tunisia is no exception. The cultural purpose is also very important. When a woman wears the traditional jewelry pieces instead of ordinary ones used throughout the world she shows her adherence to the traditions and customs of her country.

Here is an article on this topic: http://nationalclothing.org/africa/43-t ... d-own.html
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Re: Tunisian traditional jewelry

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:42 pm
by Violet
I'd wear these earrings (from the article http://nationalclothing.org/africa/43-t ... d-own.html). Modern and fascinating
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Re: Tunisian traditional jewelry

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:42 am
by sofiya
Tunisian ornate vintage bracelets

By the way, Tunisian traditional jewelry was largely inspired by the Arab-Muslim geometric forms, but also by Jewish jewelers who came from Palestine in the 17th century.
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Re: Tunisian traditional jewelry

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:59 am
by sofiya
Beautiful Tunisian silver earring. It's vintage and very cute. Usually, the traditional earrings of Tunisia are moon-shaped or khomsa-shaped (the shape of a hand).
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