156pp • 230 x 330mm •
Publication: March 2017
In this remarkable celebration of the history and heritage of the Middle East region, the celebrated contemporary jewellery designer, Oytun Camcigil presents a range of stunning material gathered from across the region.
Here we find Ottoman, Turcoman, Omani, and Yemeni jewellery in it’s original form with an authoritative text that gives an insight into the workmanship and purpose of the artworks, accompanied by over 300 photographs. Also included is a section of Oytun’s own creations - works which use a combination of tribal pieces and modern elements to create contemporary jewellery that can be worn in everyday settings.
Eastern Treasures covers a broad geography and history and draws the material together to form a cohesive narrative, pointing the way to shared heritage and its role in contemporary design - A beautiful photographic book for anyone with an interest in Middle East heritage.
About the Author From her early training as an architect, Oytun Camcigil went on to become a celebrated contemporary jewellery designer with a career that has led her right across the Middle East. Passionate about the heritage and culture of the region, she has built up a vast collection of ethnic and tribal jewellery. Today, her latest designs bring together traditional styles and techniques with semi-precious stones to create her own unique style of jewellery.