Lovely silver jewellery and colourful veils from three private collections comprise this modest exhibition that goes along with the exhibition ‘Egyptian Magic’. Both the jewellery and the veils are from the Bedouin people of Western Asia and Northern Africa. They date from the period of the end of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century.
The exhibited veils are ornately decorated with amulets, beadwork, coins and colourful embroidery to ward off evil. They border between jewellery and clothing. At the same time, the veils offer both identity and anonymity, and reveal the social position of the women wearing them.