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Victoria Z Rivers Jewelry Trunk Show at TAMAM

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Costume, textile, and jewelry expert VICTORIA Z RIVERS returns to TAMAM to showcase her unique Berber jewelry.

NEW YORK - eTradeWire -- Costume, textile, and jewelry expert VICTORIA Z RIVERS returns to TAMAM to showcase her new jewelry creations.

Created from years of knowledge and collecting from antique Berber and other amulets, Victoria Z Rivers jewelry ranges from massive statement necklaces in Berber and fine silver to single coin charm bracelets to earrings.

TAMAM is always delighted to host Victoria's Trunk Shows, and is delighted that we are able again to host her, and to invite the public to shop her latest creations.

Victoria Z Rivers is Professor Emeritus in Design at the University of California, Davis. Some of Victoria's honors include receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship, a Fulbright/Indo-American Fellowship for research in India, a US Artist Abroad through the US Department of State and former board member of the Textile Society of America. As an artist, researcher and scholar, she has been chosen to deliver prestigious memorial lectures, keynote addresses and presentations of her research and artwork nationally and internationally. Solo and group art shows include venues in Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ghana, Swaziland, China, and the Cook Islands, as well as throughout the USA. She authored a book called The Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment that Glitter, published in London and New York, and wrote numerous articles on world textiles and dress and several lead chapters in an encyclopedia on world dress and textiles. She also authored a chapter in the book, The Sacred Textiles of India.

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As an extension of Victoria's research and love for textiles and traditional dress, she began making jewelry with antique amulets, whose histories and mysteries continue to fascinate her. Jewelry traditionally completed a woman's dress and incorporated the same meanings as the clothing's embroidered or woven motifs. Amulets functioned similarly to ward off the evil eye.  Most tribal jewelry, including Berber (Amazigh) adornment is considered extremely protective for the white light reflected by the silver, as well as by the motifs and shapes of the talismans.  Many pieces were gifts from a woman's family and became part of her dowry, so the jewels also conveyed family love, identity within a certain group or community, and represented a degree of financial security due to the value of the metal. From Morocco and Southeast Asia, Victoria seeks pieces imbued with a patina of age and wear - a soulful quality. Then she works with these treasured elements to create modern jewelry that  embodies deep meaning.

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