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Silver and Frankincense
Silver and Frankincense - Webinar
Although scent has always played a major role in personal adornment in the Arab world, its evanescent quality leaves very few or no traces over time. Join us for an introduction to this lesser known aspect of personal adornment in the Arab world. Begin with historical context and explore the uses of scent in personal appearance such as jewellery, hairstyles, and make-up, but also its purpose in religious, ritual, and social context through beautiful silver perfume containers, sumptuously scented paste beads and fragrant clove necklaces.

Jan 19, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sigrid van Roode
Jewellery Historian, Researcher @Leiden University, The Netherlands
Sigrid van Roode is a jewellery historian specializing in traditional jewellery from North Africa and southwest Asia. Her research addresses jewellery as material culture of society and focuses in particular on the relation between jewellery and ritual, magic, and religion. She currently works on her PhD-research into jewellery and ritual at Leiden University. Her book Desert Silver has been widely acclaimed as one of the most accessible introductions to jewellery from the Arab world, and her new book Silver & Frankincense explores the quintessential but often forgotten role of smell in relation to personal adornment.