Thursday, May 28, 2009

some old jewels from Nubia






Nubia is a region in southern Egypt where it is believed the original Egyptians are from. I found several old pieces of Nubian jewelry for my collection. Here are a few photos for you to see.

The amulets are called zar. they ward off evil spirits and have ceremonies to do so. I love ancient culture so much. These pieces are over 80 years old the big bracelets are probably closer to 100. All are from Nubia or maybe Yemen.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

such amazing pieces...such history, beautiful!

karazi design said...

tracy.. your piece is similar to the triangle one.

Tracy said...

that is just what i imagined..and then you said it! wow! i am so excited and so thankful to you..
i can't wait to see it!
xxoo enjoy your visit with your family~

seva sustainable concepts said...

all of the photos and descriptions are wonderful!