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Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Dr. Bir Collection: Treasures from the Bir Collection Wolf-Dieter Seiwert

Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Dr. Bir Collection: Treasures from the Bir Collection

Wolf-Dieter Seiwert

Published December 1st 2009
ISBN : 9783897903197
Hardcover
320 pages
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HardCover. Pub Date: 2010 Pages: 320 in Publisher: the Verlagsanstalt Jewellery sets off beauty Arnoldsche and reveals wealth Moreover to jewelery had a magical function in traditional societies because it attracted blessings and warded off evil onMoreHardCover. Pub Date: 2010 Pages: 320 in Publisher: the Verlagsanstalt Jewellery sets off beauty Arnoldsche and reveals wealth Moreover to jewelery had a magical function in traditional societies because it attracted blessings and warded off evil on Women were given most of their jewelery when they married. They wore it until their children had grown up. Then it was kept until their daughters had need of its magical properties. So Oriental vernacular jewellery was handed down from generation to generation. If a piece was too worn. it was melted down and the silver used to recreate a piece of the same type. Thus the memories of millennia were preserved in jewellery of this kind. It came to a eak in the mid-20th century. In many parts of the Near East. the traditional silver jewellery began to be replaced by gold jewellery that was often industrially manufactured. The upshot wa...