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Creative Museum: From the Ottomans to the Qajars

The boundaries of the Ottoman and Persian Empires often overlapped over the course of history Their art has been enriched by many outside influences such as Central Asian, Indian, and even Chinese. Qajar is a Turkish word meaning people who walk quickly. Qajars were a Turkish-speaking minority with pastoral and nomadic lives based in Northern…

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Learning from the Creative Museum and Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment

In quotes are comments from Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment by Truus Daalder. Reference numbers are in italics and specified at the bottom. The photographs and other writing come from the collection and scholarship of The Creative Museum. I thought it would be interesting to combine them. They crossed paths in China, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia….

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Jessica Beauchemin: Collection Bestiaire and A Sense of Time

  Ms. Beauchemin writes in French. English speakers may read a translation in the first comment. Bestiaire I – Dasyatis sephen, 2011 Medium: Black Ebony, Movingui Veneer, Stingray polished and non polished Finish: Linseed Oil and Beeswax Techniques: Bending, Sculpture, Marquetry Dimensions: 26 x 10.5 x 3 cm Photographer: Nicolas Chentrier Bestiaire II – Alcedo…

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Creative Museum: Folk and Personal Combs

By The Creative Museum: Nous ouvrons toujours des yeux émerveillés devant des peignes qui méritent le titre d’œuvre d’art. Nous admirons la beauté et la richesse des matériaux, la perfection des formes, le savoir-faire des orfèvres qui créent ces véritables bijoux. Mais c’est un autre sentiment tout particulier qui nous saisit devant les témoignages d’art…

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Creative Museum: Haute Couture Combs

Par le Creative Museum: Les défilés de Haute Couture sont toujours attendus avec intérêt car on aime à être ébloui par la féerie de couleurs et de formes qui s’y déploient. Les grands couturiers donnent tout pouvoir à leur imagination pour concevoir des parures vestimentaires qui frappent le regard et soient en même temps appréciées…

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Chinese Comb of Gods

By The Creative Museum: This impressive ivory comb features the eight Chinese Gods from the Dao Temple, home of Taoism. The artist portrayed the immortals crossing the sea. Respectively, they represent incarnations of the Chinese people: male, female, old, young, rich, noble, poor, and humble. Zhang Guolao’s drum can augur life. Lu Dongbin’s sword can…