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Basic Information

Accession Number:1986M112.175
Collection:Applied Art - Costume
Date:1920 c - 1920 c


The Southall Collection is a major collection of Palestinian Dress dating from 1900-1930. It includes garments and accessories worn by nomadic Bedouin people as well as men, women and children living in Ramallah and Bethlehem.

This pendant is made up of two rows of glass beads, joined at the top by two eye beads (used to avert the evil eye) and a three sided amulet which contains a small crystal. At the other end is another eye bead and three strings of cloves. Cloves are representative of good luck and are thought to be an aphrodisiac.

Presented as part of the Southall Collection, 1985.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
Medium:Glass beads, cloves, linen thread and wire.
Place of Origin:Palestine


Height:39.5 cm