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Personal Adornment

Personal adornment has existed in some form since early man strung natural objects to add to his attractiveness or to access their inherent spiritual power.Traditional peoples use jewelry and adornment to display power, status, and age according to customs associated with gender and economic means. Religious and spiritual elements transform the purely ornamental into an amulet that will protect the wearer as well as enhance attractiveness. We specialize in traditional as well as transitional designs made by tribal peoples around the world.

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   Personal Amulet Pendant Box
Tibet

J1
   Women’s Ceremonial Bracelet
East Timor

J2
   Turquoise, Coral and Coin Silver Bib Necklace
Ladakh

J3

   Carved Boars Tusk with Talismanic Writing Pendant
Thailand

J4
   Chin Shaman's Bell Necklace
N.W. Burma

J5

   Antique Woman's Hair Comb/Ornament
Thailand

J6
   Karen People Silver Ear Plug
Burma

J7
   Amber Ear Plug, Kachin People
Northern Burma

J8

   Stunning Ceremonial Earrings
East Timore

J9
   Very Old Cast Bracelet
Bhutan

J10

   Antique Coinsilver Cuff Bracelet
East Timor

J11
   Double Snake Women's Bractlet
Thailand

J12
   Heavy Nepalese Cuff W/Dragons
Nepal

J13



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