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Uniform Title Enduring splendor (Fowler Museum at UCLA)
Title Enduring splendor : jewelry of India's Thar Desert / Thomas K. Seligman, Usha R. Balakrishnan.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : Fowler Museum at UCLA, [2017]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    739.2709 END    Available
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Description 135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents From Metal to Ornament : The Language of Jewelry / Usha R. Balakrishnan -- Interviews with Four Soni from Jaisalmer / Thomas K. Seligman -- Pure Serendipity : An Odyssey into the World of Indian Jewelry / Usha R. Balakrishnan -- Selections from the Ronald and Maxine Linde Collection of Jewelry and Ritual Arts of India -- Appendix: Soni Origin Stories / Thomas K. Seligman.
Summary Enduring Splendor focuses on the rich and diverse silver jewelry traditions of India's Thar Desert region, stretching across the western states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. These traditions are considered against the background of the five-thousand-year history of jewelry making across the vast Indian Subcontinent. Drawing on recent field research carried out in the city of Jaisalmer, a thriving center of contemporary jewelry production, Enduring Splendor explores for the first time the life and work of four sonis (silversmiths or goldsmiths). To contextualize this recent production, numerous illustrations of very fine examples of ninteenth- and twentieth-century jewelry types that are still worn are included. These objects have been borrowed from the Ronald and Maxine Linde Collection of Jewelry and Ritual Arts of India, part of a promised gift to UCLA, where it will find its future home with the Fowler Museum. The Linde Collection is one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Indian jewelry in the world. This volume highlights elaborate rural styles rendered in silver as well as selected ornate examples, largely associated with the elite, made with gold and gemstones.00Exhibition: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA (19.02.-18.06.2017).
Subject Jewelry -- Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Seligman, Thomas K, author.
Bala Krishnan, Usha R. (Usha Ramamrutham), author.
Fowler Museum at UCLA, organizer, host institution.
Added Title Jewelry of India's Thar Desert
ISBN 9780990762645 paperback
0990762645 paperback

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