|KIFFA POWDER GLASS ORNAMENTS. Mauritanian women display great skill in making these marvelous pendants, among the highest form of bead art. Clarity of the colors results from finely crushed and cleaned glass powders. Ornaments show two predominant design motifs seen in triangular polychrome type, with and without readily discernible circles or eye-forms, average length 2.5 cm, purchased 1986 in Nouakchatt. Courtesy of Elizabeth J.Harris and Marie-Pierrette Pauchet.|
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FRANK H. MCCLUNG MUSEUM hosts “Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia” through May 12, 2013. Elaborate silver and gilt jewelry, as well as carpets and textiles from the Turkomen tribes of Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan are the focus of this exhibit.
THE FASHION MUSEUM IN BATH celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with “Fifty Fabulous Frocks,” from February 2 through 2013. Drawing from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition includes a gold-embroidered Georgian court dress, an 1870s gauze-bustle day dress, a jersey evening dress by Ossie Clark, and a classic Chanel suit. Westwood, Queen of Punk. Bath Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH, Great Britain; 44.0.1225.477789; www.museumofcostume.co.uk.