Jewelry Of Nepal. Hannelore Gabriel.
Jewelry Of Nepal
Jewelry Of Nepal
Jewelry Of Nepal
Jewelry Of Nepal

Jewelry Of Nepal

New York: Weatherhill, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 11.75 inhes tall; 210 pages with an index. Appendixes have tips on collecting; with an extensive bibliography.

New / New. Item #15780
ISBN: 0834804611

Jewelry in Nepal is worn for decorative, talismanic, and investment purposes. Lavish pieces may be donned to celebrate marriage or promote fertility, while amulets are worn to ward off baleful influences. Gold jewelry is abundant and its many forms are expressed in unusual sizes; silver, readily available in coin form, is freely used, as are beads of glass, coral, turquoise, amber, and agate. The pieces are dramatic in design and brilliant in workmanship.

In sixteen trips to Nepal's most inaccessible areas, goldsmith and jewelry designer Hannelore Gabriel has documented the local jewelry worn for both daily and ceremonial use, and her photographs and articles have appeared in numerous art and jewelry related publications.

Introductory chapters of her new book discuss the land and religion, and the function and history of jewelry in Nepal.

Further chapters discuss symbolism and materials, while the central and largest portion of the book introduces, item by item, the important jewelry pieces of the major ethnic groups: the Newar, the Tibeto-Burman Middle Hills groups, the Tibeto-Nepalese, the Indo-Nepalese, and the Tharu.

Concluding chapters present the special, ritual jewelry of the shamans and the jewelry makers of Nepal.

Price: $45.00