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This website is kept up to date by Jolanda Bos, archaeologist, heritage specialist and writer. Jolanda (click here for her LinkedIn reference) studied Egyptian archaeology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. During the past twentyfive years she worked at different excavations in the Egyptian deserts and specialized in ancient hairstyles, (archaeological) beadwork analysis (www.ancientbeadwork.com) and heritage management.
Her field of interest has since slowly shifted from archaeological heritage alone to contemporary cultural heritage and ethnographic work. Jolanda’s work with the Ababda nomads living in the Egyptian Eastern Desert has been the main accelerator for this.
During 5 years in the 1990′s, when she lived in the desert several months a year, she started collecting and describing female dress and costume in contemporary Egypt. Jolanda studied dress and personal adornment (the combination of dress, veils, jewelry and amulets) from the West Asian and East African region. She has published several books and numerous articles on the subject, given lectures, and consulted for several museum exhibitions (see page Activities). She is a senior heritage consultant and partner at BLKVLD Publishers.
Wearable Heritage is also running an Instagram account and a Facebook page. Wearable heritage can also be found on Pinterest with a large variety of beautiful wearable heritage images from other websites and links. Also, a board with reference images on hairstyles can be seen here