The Fowler Museum at UCLA shows the beauty and crafting of Ottoman Syrian clothing, revealing the influences of trade on materials and fashion of a more peaceful time in this war-torn country.
Birthing Modernist Jewelry
WIENER WERKSTÄTTE JEWELRY
This exhibition at the Neue Galerie speaks to the beginnings of Modernist jewelry, when the boundary between art and craft disappeared.
THE BODY TRANSFORMED
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s comprehensive jewelry show of their own holdings receives incisive commentary and critique.
Talismans & Temptation
We review an exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum whereby the jewelry creates tension, instead of alleviating it.
Adorned by Nature
The Kuna/Cuna Indians of the San Blas Islands use a diverse selection of animal and plant materials in their jewelry, as well as metal and glass components.
EGYPTIAN ZAR JEWELRY
The Zar ceremony and the jewelry associated with an Egyptian curing ritual are discussed, with a wide assortment of amulets and how they are sometimes defaced as a consequence of the ceremonies.