Sigrid van Roode

studied Egyptology in Leiden. Intrigued by a zar pendant she came across in Cairo’s souq, she has been collecting and studying traditional silver jewellery from the Middle East and North Africa for nearly twenty years. She is especially interested in the apotropaic significance of jewellery and personal adornment. Sigrid is the author of Desert Silver (KIT Publishers, 2011) and the webmaster of

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