A very attractive ethnic style bangle in brass with amber dyed inset
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1970s
SIZE: 8 ins inside dimension, 2¾ ins diameter, x ½ ins h (20 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm)
Two pretty ethnic style bangle bracelets made in solid brass. Each is inlaid with slabs of camel bone which are dyed amber and alternate with polished brass stripes.
In the 1970s the “back to nature” trend continued a popular taste for natural materials and motifs which were begin in the 1960s by the hippies. Much popular jewellery incorporated materials such as bone, mother of pearl, agates, turquoise and coral. Faux materials which resembled these materials and glass and resin nuggets are also found in jewellery.
Artisan jewellery became popular and many ornaments had a distinctive “hand made” appearance. Surface treatments such as engraving, repousee, piercing and enamelling were widely used for the decoration of jewellery made from plain metal. Some pieces had a distinctive three dimensional look. Ethnic and tribal influences were high fashion during this period.
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2 Vintage bangle bracelets ethnic tribal style dyed bone inlay 1970s - 80s