I am Sigrid van Roode, jewellery historian, ethnographical researcher and author. For the last 25 years, I have worked and traveled extensively in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. I am currently working on my PhD research into jewellery and ritual, at Leiden University.


I am a member of the Society of Jewellery Historians and serve on the advisory board of The Zay Initiative.

Bedouin Silver is a registered business name of my consultancy company Van Roode Erfgoedadvisering en Tekstproductie, based in The Netherlands. The terms and conditions that apply to using this website can be found here.

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I am always interested in reviewing books, exhibitions or cultural events related to personal adornment in the Arab world. Contact me to discuss possibilities.

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