"Dagestan Jewellery Art"

9 December 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum

On 9 December at 18.00, an exhibition "Dagestan Jewellery Art" is opened in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum. There will be jewellery from collection of the Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts named after P.S.Gamzatova in the exposition.

Dagestan jewellery art has always been notable for its distinctive character and high artistic quality. Works of local craftsmen were often valued by European travellers as highly as artworks made by German, Italian and Russian jewellers of the Middle Ages.

Collection of art silver of the Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts named after P.S.Gamzatova numbers over 8000 items. Over half of them is women's jewellery, which was an essential part of the traditional costume, it had more than decorative meaning, it was also considered to be protective amulets.

These are rings, bracelets, earrings, plates, necklaces, monists, pendants, belts and belt buckles, fasteners, buttons made in various techniques such as casting, stamping, forging, granulation, filigree, engraving, blackening, oxidation, enamel. They were often decorated with precious and semi-precious stones, as well as glass inserts.

The exhibition will work until 19 February 2017.

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