Our favorite; exceptional reading that gives an comprehensive overview of historical information related to ethnic jewelry and adornment in areas of Australia, Oceania, Asia and Africa. The book features beautiful photography showing the author's exhaustive collection of jewelry and adornment worldwide.
Daalder, Truus. Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment. Melbourne, Australia: Ethnic Art Press, 2009.
"This book, Desert Silver, explores the social, economic and religious background of this jewellery. The traditional silver jewellery of the region combines a variety of aspects of desert life. As the unalienable property of a woman, it has practical, economic value; it serves as a social indicator and reveals where the wearer comes from, how rich she is and her status as a wife and mother. Perhaps more importantly it is frequently worn as a powerful amulet".
Van Roober, Sigrid. Desert Silver. Volendam, Netherlands: LM Publishing, 2011.