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A necklace with fake pearls with a medallion

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

Fake pearls became popular in the 1920s.They were made from glass or plastics and covered with mother-of-pearl or fish glue (made from fish scales).The beads varied in size and colour - they could be pink, yellow or white.The beads varied in size and colour - they could be pink, yellow or white. Pearls like these can be often seen in archive photos from the Sieradz, Łowicz, Łęczyca, Biłgoraj or Opoczno regions.In the latter two they were usually worn with wedding clothes.

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  • Title: A necklace with fake pearls with a medallion
  • Location Created: Łowicz region, Poland
  • Type: folk costume
  • Photographer: Photo by: Edward Koprowski, Edit: Marzena Borman / SEM in Warsaw
  • Medium: glass, mother-of-pearl, tin medallion

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