Events Book Launch & Discussion: Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba is the first illustrated study of ethnic silver jewelry in Yemen by expert researcher and collector Marjorie Ransom. The book documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry in traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Pieces explored in this book include Amulet cases, hair ornaments, bridal headdresses, earrings, necklaces as well as ankle and wrist bracelets.
This event at Alwan will also feature authentic Yemeni Jewelry and traditional garb on display for public viewing.
Free and open to the public(Suggested contribution $5-$10)

September 17, 2014 at 7pm - 10pm
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver St
4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States
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