Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry By Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry By Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry
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Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry with traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Ransom's descriptions of the people she met and befriended, and her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty, and personal identity, are a rich source of information that will appeal to ethnic jewelry fans, ethnographers, jewelry designers, and art historians.

This is the first in-depth study of Yemeni silver, uniquely illustrated with photographs of a world that is transforming before our eyes, and animated with the portraits of a precious legacy.