My new book: Silver & Frankincense. Scent and personal adornment in the Arab world (May 2020)
My new book contains a unique exploration of a little-known, invisible aspect of traditional jewellery and adornment from the Arab world: scent. I'm delving into rituals, traditions and customs from many countries across this vast region to explore how scent is used in personal adornment. The book offers insight in the social and spiritual values of fragrance and shows many examples of material culture, from perfume jewellery to incensing devices. With 140 full-colour pages and lots of photographs, this is a beautifully illustrated, engaging introduction in the relation between scent and personal adornment!
Note: this is a pre-order: the book will be sent to you once it has become available, foreseen for the end of May. Also available through distribution partner Oxbow Books
This is what it looks like!
Scroll down to see several spreads throughout the book, another sparkling design of Blikveld Uitgevers Publishers