Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sold on Etsy! Kuchi Beaded Bodice Panel

Kuchi Beaded Panel

This salvaged beaded piece would have been worn on a dress which probably wore out.  It was cut out and saved for all of the hand work.  This sold in our Etsy shop and is on its way to Tennessee!  Visit our shop for similar pieces.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Afghan Tribal Arts at the International Gem and Jewelry Show in Chicago

Afghan Tribal Arts with a gorgeous Lapis Lazuli display.

Afghan Tribal Arts is the sister business of Sturee Tribal Village, importing beads, textiles and other handmade crafts from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980's.  As a wholesale business, Afghan Tribal Arts services galleries and attends bead shows throughout the Midwest and SouthEast of the United States.  Those of you who are in the Chicago area have the opportunity to attend the current show:

International Gem 
and Jewelry Show
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
DECEMBER 10-12, 2010

Friday       12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday   10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday     11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tickets:    One low ticket price good for all three days! Tickets are $8.00 per person. You can purchase tickets at the show. [Cash only]
Holiday Shopping Galore! The International Gem & Jewelry Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center provides an all-in-one gift shopping jewelry showcase. From $5.00 to $500,000 ⬠there is surely something to please even the most hard-to-buy-for person on your list!

The International Gem & Jewelry Show is one of the largest exhibitions of gems, minerals and jewelry in the world. With over 300 exhibitors, the show features wonderful jewelry from all over the world⬠¦one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, gorgeous wedding bands and engagement rings, exotic gems, beads, exquisite fine jewelry, watches, estate collections and much more. We offer convenience, selection and value, all in one place.


Afghan Tribal Arts:  Booth 7007

Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in natural, hand carved beads made from semi-precious stones from Afghanistan.  These beads support artisans and their families, many who were displaced during the war with Russia.  Afghanistan is rich in minerals and bead lovers appreciate the depth and richness of color found in the many variations of lapis lazuli, jade, carnelian, onyx and many other stones.  The inventory has also grown to include natural beads from other parts of Asia and Africa.

Beads are not the only treasures you will find at the show.  Afghan Tribal Arts also has a huge collection of vintage and antique tribal and ethnic jewelry.

 Turkman Cuff from Afghan Tribal Arts

If you are out shopping for hard to find items, you will surely find a pendant, necklace or bracelet for that special woman!   All of the tribal groups in Afghanistan have ancient traditions that have defined their metal work: Turkman, Hazara, Pashtun....  gorgeous silver and old stones and beads!

The show starts today and ends on Sunday.  Mention this post to Abdul and the kids and get 10% off of your purchase.  

Happy Holidays!

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