From my passion and personal research for tribal and ancient jewels..
as due contrasts or essential objects.
Kathila earrings are ordered by Mapilla Muslim women, but made only by Hindu artisans, who take over a month to do the work. The fine filigree decorations are meticulously welded according to a standardized pattern. High carat gold.
Trissur District in Kerala, India. Early XXth century. Cm 5 x 3,5
Thandatti earrings in a cubistic form that can be interpreted as a three-dimensional mandala. They look like a contemporary sculpture, that’s why I love some tribal jewelry.
Gold-filled with lac. Southern District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Early XX century. Cm 7 x 4
Bakelite necklace, Morocco around 1920. Giant and a little heavy, I like it when it falls half on the cleavage and half on the back
Length cm 84
Catalan pendant earrings, gold and emeralds, 1700s
Cm 11 x 3,5
Pendant Catalan earrings, gold and grenades, 1700s.
Cm 13,5 x 3,5
South India early XX Century, Tamil Nadu earrings.
A gold minimal contemporary sculpture.
Cm 10 x 1,5