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Jewelry Techniques of West Africa

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About Matthieu Cheminée

Matthieu Cheminée is a Parisian-born jeweler, photographer and teacher whose training spans three continents. As a young man he lived in Taos, New Mexico where he learned traditional jewelry techniques from Native American masters. He then moved to Mali in West Africa where he worked with jewelers and first encountered the legacy of this ancient craft.

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Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa, his first book, is the culmination of many trips to West Africa and a decade spent compiling his accounts and photographs. This video expands on the information presented there by showing details of the techniques of forging, filigree and chainmaking. Sections on tools and a description of the methods make this a unique and valuable contribution for anyone wanting to know more about how these beautiful objects are made.

Videos are available to stream or download in both SD and HD.