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Jewelry as a part of national costumes

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:05 pm
by sofiya
Vintage shoulder necklace used by Estonian Vikings. Very nice and very heavy)

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Re: Jewelry as a part of national costumes

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:05 pm
by sofiya
Ukrainian vintage necklaces

The national costume of Ukraine always includes a necklace. In old days, the rings, earrings, or bracelets were traditionally less common. But a necklace was a must-have and an integral part of any attire – festive or daily dress. It served not only as an embellishment but also as a protection amulet and a mean to show the status and financial capability of the wearer. The Ukrainian tradition of using various necklaces is rich and exciting. The further info on this topic is here: Ukrainian vintage necklaces. Beaded necklace could protect from evil eye or determine health issues (http://nationalclothing.org/europe/15-ukraine/150-ukrainian-vintage-necklaces-beaded-necklace-could-protect-from-evil-eye-or-determine-health-issues.html).

On the photos below, you can see several variants of mixing different necklaces.

Several rows of stone necklaces (fake coral), a string of coins combined with real coral beads, and a necklace made from mother-of-pearl called “balamuty”
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Combination of several strings of coins with metal decorations, several rows of coral, and two rows of glass beads made from Venetian glass
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Beautiful cross embellished with gemstones and many rows of coral necklace decorated with large metal beads
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Many rows of fake corals (made from smalt or clay) and three small icons of God called “molitovka” used as a necklace by religious women. Polissia region, northern part of Ukraine
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Combination of several coral necklaces, pearl necklaces, and a row of dukach coins. Wedding jewelry of a wealthy woman from Kolomyia district, Ivano-Frankivsk region, the beginning of the 20th century
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Wide bead weaving necklace from Lemko region of Ukraine (part of Transcarpathian region, western part of the country), the early 20th century. The necklace is decorated with colorful geometric patterns
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Re: Jewelry as a part of national costumes

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:25 pm
by sofiya
Tunisian traditional jewels

There are 6 main jewelry pieces that are a must-have for every Tunisian woman. No matter vintage or modern, these items are in every female’s jewelry box in Tunisia.

Rayhana – pendants at the temples made from small metal hoops, often decorated with semi-precious stones.
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Large earrings. Usually, they are moon-shaped or khomsa-shaped (the shape of a hand) and decorated with beads, semi-precious stones, and metal elements.
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Tlila – necklace decorated with 7 coins, pearls, metal elements, and other beads.
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Meguies – rings of intricate design. A lot of Tunisian jewelry pieces are made using a technique “wire weaving”; the items are made from gold or silver wire. There are many various designs of meguies.
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Khlel – Tunisian traditional fibula (brooch). Usually, it is triangular-shaped or moon-shaped.
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Kholkhal – Tunisian anklet (ankle bracelet). It is traditionally worn by females with a wedding outfit.
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Re: Jewelry as a part of national costumes

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am
by sofiya
Indian traditional necklace worn with a sari. The necklace is large and pretty but it’s an imitation jewelry. Many Indian women use imitation jewelry instead of golden ones.

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