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This second volume of a multi- volume series on the Ghysels collection- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America.
Since time immemorial, earrings have been a means of seduction for women. Craftsmen the world over have set their imaginations to work, using every available material. Firstly they used flowers and grass, feathers and horns, wood, shells, and ivory. Mines and alluvional deposits offered stones and metals. Bold travellers and adventurous sailors set off in search of exotic goods.
Their symbolism is also rich and complex: for the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, a person's prestige is measured by the number of ear ornaments, as long as their lobes can stand without tearing. Statues of Buddha show him with long ears. In the archipelagos of Indonesia, the suitor's family offers earrings to seal an alliance. Leather earrings with pearls are a sign of a married woman's status for Masai. In the Philippines and among the Naga headhunters, the men's hunting exploits and prowess as warriors are embodied in the jewellery they wear on their ears.
The first book of the series A World of Rings presents over 1,000 rings from three continents. Round, square, oval, hexagonal or simply a sculpture in space, since ancient times the ring has lent itself to the boundless imagination of its creators in a fascinating variety of ways.
Título: A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America
Año de publicación: 2000
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Ilustrador: Color Illustrations
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Milan, 2000. 280x240mm. 216pp with 180 colour and 180b/w illustrations. Hbk. fine in fine dustwrapper. The first volume in the series exploring the Ghysels collection of ethnic jewellery, focuses on the huge variety of forms that the simple object - the ring - is found in - and the vast range of materials used and their complex symbolism. Nº de ref. del artículo: 405
Descripción Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Used: Good. Nº de ref. del artículo: SONG888118530X
Descripción Skira, 2000. Condición: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. del artículo: 888118530X-2-4
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Descripción Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: P02888118530X
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Descripción Skira, 2000. Coffee Table HB, illus. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition; First Printing. Book and DJ New. NO notes. NO markings of ANY kind. DJ New, not clipped, non-priced. ; Ships in a box, USA ; 4to; 232 pages. Nº de ref. del artículo: 62032
Descripción Skira, 2000. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M888118530X