This beautifully illustrated book features jewellery and accessories from all over the world, such as ornate Eastern European bridal crowns and the silver and turquoise worn by the North African Navajo people. It shows the many different types of jewellery and accessories and the varying ways in which they are used and made - for example, the different uses and meanings of natural materials (stones, feathers and shells) in jewellery. It also includes traditional jewellery and accessories for you to make, such as African anklets and an Indian 'evil eye' amulet.
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The author, Louise Tyhacott, has a degree in Social Anthropology, and in 1990 won a research scholarship to Hong Kong and southern China. She worked on the 'Macmillan Dictionary of Art', and has lectured and published articles on South-east Asian art and culture. She works at the Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton. The consultant, Anthony Shelton, is Keeper of Non-Western Art and Anthropology at the Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton, and a Research Fellow in the Department of African and Asian Studies at the University of Sussex.
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