The Daalder Collection of Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment, after 2007
Fibula, Morocco

Fibula, Morocco

In this piece, silver, niello and a deep-red glass stone make a robust visual impact. The fibula would have been one of a pair. A layer of brass supports the silver layer above. Sarah Corbett commented in 2011: “An anti-Atlas piece in the fabrication style of ida ou semial pieces, but I would chance that… Continue Reading

Garment Clasp from Bulgaria / Greece

Garment Clasp from Bulgaria / Greece

This is an Ottoman period garment clasp from South Bulgaria / Greece. The motif of a double-headed eagle was very popular in this area, and appeared on various objects of personal adornment – buckles, clasps, pendants, and so on. The presence of the cross indicates that Christianity did not readily surrender its status under the… Continue Reading

Belt from Armenia

Belt from Armenia

This belt┬ábears a proper Armenian silver stamp and is made of high-quality silver decorated with niello and some gilding. The “cut out” areas are set off against pink foil. Continue Reading