We regularly research items in Rita's collection and learn about how items were worn and when and where they were made. Here are some of links to a few of our preferred reference sites. Also see our blog post on reference books on our bookshelf.

Blogs, Online Articles and Reference Sites we use regularly:

Ornament Magazine
www.ornamentmagazine.org

Bedouin Silver
https://www.bedouinsilver.com

Wearable Heritage
https://www.wearableheritage.com

BeadCollector.net  (bead discussion forum)
www.beadcollector.net

The Zay Initiative (this article is about Yemeni jewelry)
https://thezay.org/yemen_jewellery/

https://theconversation.com/how-we-found-the-earliest-glass-production-south-of-the-sahara-and-what-it-means-142059

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317775780_Ancient_History_of_Technology_in_West_Africa_The_Indigenous_GlassGlass_Bead_Industry_and_the_Society_in_Early_Ile-Ife_Southwest_Nigeria

Ethnic Jewelry Magazine
https://www.ethnicjewelsmagazine.co.uk

 


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