A World of Head Ornaments

A World of Head Ornaments

Africa, Asia, Oceania, America From the Ghysels Collection

Book - 2005
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A passionate interest and a lifetime spent seeking out the world's finest ethnic jewelry has contributed to making the Ghysels collection one of the premier collections of its kind in the world. Jean-Pierre and Colette Ghysels have indulged their passion indiscriminately, according as much attention to ethnographic objects as to extraordinary pieces of ethnic jewelry. They are guided by a single criterion: the quality that gives rise to beauty, a strict standard indeed, but one made possible by their longstanding familiarity with ethnic objects. A vast array of hair combs, pins, jewelry made to be woven into braids, nose rings, lip plugs, forehead ornaments and other related objects made out of the most diverse materials, many never before seen, are presented in beautifully composed photographs. The book is divided into geographical sections and includes 200 annotated photographs, a glossary, an index, maps, and a general bibliography. The author's essay describes the uses and meaning of the objects in different cultures and emphasizes the originality of the pieces.
Publisher: Milano : Skira Editore ; New York : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications, 2005
ISBN: 9788876242816
8876242813
Branch Call Number: 391.43 C98w
Characteristics: 305 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Magliani, Mauro

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