This website is kept up to date by Jolanda Bos. Jolanda (click here for her LinkedIn reference) studied Egyptian archaeology at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, the Netherlands. During the last twenty years she worked at different excavations in the Egyptian deserts and specialized in heritage management and (archaeological) beadwork analysis (www.ancientbeadwork.com). Her field of interest has since shifted from archaeological heritage to contemporary cultural heritage and ethnographic work. Jolanda’s work with the Ababda nomads of 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 written on the subject and consulted for several museum exhibitions (see page Activities). She is a senior heritage consultant and partner at BLKVLD&Bos.
Wearable heritage is also running a Facebook page. Please contact us through this link. We are also 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.