Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jewelry from the Roof of the World

On now at the Fondation Baur in Geneva is Jewelry from the Roof of the World, an exhibition devoted to ornaments from Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Northern India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. Sourced entirely from the collection of Colette and Jean-Pierre Ghysels, these astonishing works reveal peoples, civilisations, and cultures whose memory is gradually fading. They convey also the passion and perseverance which took the Ghysels to every continent of the planet in their search for exquisite jewelry, always guided by two basic criteria: quality and beauty. Seduced by the richness of the ancestral traditions of Asia, they have unceasingly assembled these witnesses of vanishing worlds.

Information and images courtesy of the Fondation Baur

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