Tag: Bahia Jewelry

Brazilian Jewelry History(Joias de Crioulas): The Balangandán and the Charms of Bahia

One of the things I loved about teaching anthropology at Scad, was exploring adornment and culture. The students loved learning more about how material culture gives us clues about our belief systems and diverse histories.  In this case, anthropology opened up a discourse concerning diversity, status, gender, and jewelry.  My training was in indigenous cultures…