Silver treasures from the land of Sheba : regional Yemeni jewelry /

Ransom, Marjorie.

Silver treasures from the land of Sheba : regional Yemeni jewelry / Marjorie Ransom ; photographs of jewelry and costumes by Robert K. Liu. - Cairo, Egypt ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2014 - xvii, 246 p. : color ill. ; 22 x 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

This book documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry with traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Ransom's descriptions of the people she met and befriended, and her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty, and personal identity, are a rich source of information that will appeal to ethnic jewelry fans, ethnographers, jewelry designers, and art historians. Amulet cases, hair ornaments, bridal headdresses, earrings, necklaces, ankle and wrist bracelets are all beautifully photographed in intricate detail, interspersed with the author's own photographs of the women who shared their stories and their hospitality with her.

9789774166006 9774166000

Silver jewelry--Yemen (Republic)

GT2252.Y4 / R36 2014