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Synopsis: This second volume of a multi- volume series on the Ghysels collection- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America.
Since time immemorial, earrings have been a means of seduction for women. Craftsmen the world over have set their imaginations to work, using every available material. Firstly they used flowers and grass, feathers and horns, wood, shells, and ivory. Mines and alluvional deposits offered stones and metals. Bold travellers and adventurous sailors set off in search of exotic goods.
Their symbolism is also rich and complex: for the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, a person's prestige is measured by the number of ear ornaments, as long as their lobes can stand without tearing. Statues of Buddha show him with long ears. In the archipelagos of Indonesia, the suitor's family offers earrings to seal an alliance. Leather earrings with pearls are a sign of a married woman's status for Masai. In the Philippines and among the Naga headhunters, the men's hunting exploits and prowess as warriors are embodied in the jewellery they wear on their ears.
The first book of the series A World of Rings presents over 1,000 rings from three continents. Round, square, oval, hexagonal or simply a sculpture in space, since ancient times the ring has lent itself to the boundless imagination of its creators in a fascinating variety of ways.
Title: A World of Rings
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Book Condition: Good. A used book in good condition. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. Bookseller Inventory # 467EJV000CYM
Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 422021488
Book Description Skira. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 888118530X *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI21FI758823
Book Description Skira, 2000. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84168729
Book Description Skira 2000-09-01, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 888118530X. Bookseller Inventory # 666950
Book Description Skira, Milan, Italy, 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Color Illustrations (illustrator). 230 pages. Photographs by Mauro Magliani. Clean, bright copy. Beautiful pictures. Bookseller Inventory # 002318
Book Description Book Condition: Good. A World of Rings. Bookseller Inventory # Grb0035303
Book Description Milan, 2000. 280x240mm. 216pp with 180 colour and 180b/w illustrations. Hbk. fine in fine dustwrapper. The first volume in the series exploring the Ghysels collection of ethnic jewellery, focuses on the huge variety of forms that the simple object - the ring - is found in - and the vast range of materials used and their complex symbolism. Bookseller Inventory # 405
Book Description Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P02888118530X
Book Description Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG888118530X