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Name of Object:

Bracelet

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

Jordan Museum for Costumes and Jewellery, Department of Antiquities

Date:

1900

Type of object:

Ornament; jewellery

Museum Inventory Number:

72,135

Provenance:

Jordan

Description:

Hollow domes and welded reliefs with locking mechanism.
Silver jewellery was most common, because only rich people could afford gold jewellery. The dowry of silver and gold jewellery was given by the groom to the bride, reflecting the financial status of the groom.
Jordanian economy relied on trades and crafts and new waves of people started to come to Jordan and began to settle for this purpose. This object is an example of how traditional fashion reflected the variegated population composition of Jordan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is also an example of local personal attire, fashion, costumes and rites.

Citation of this web page:

Huda Kilani "Bracelet" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;jo;9;en&id=jewellery

Prepared by: Huda Kilani

MWNF Working Number: JO 009

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