Wednesday, May 23, 2012
EMILIE JEAN in her NY apartment in a vintage Geoffrey BEENE dress and jewelry from her own collection.
Emilie is a dealer of VINTAGE and ANTIQUE ETHNIC jewelry and textiles and I truly envy her for her JOB. After studying history of art and anthropology at university she worked for SOTHEBY'S in the African & Oceanic, Pre-Columbian and Native American Art departments. Then Emilie lived in INDIA for two years working for the Kasliwal family at The Gem Palace in Jaipur. While there she began to seriously COLLECT vintage and antique tribal jewelry and textiles from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Sindh, and Waziristan. TODAY her collection includes jewelry and textiles from the Indian subcontinent as well as Central Asia, South America, West Africa, East Africa and the Middle East.
BRACELETT: RAJASTHANI CUFF, INDIA C. 1940-50