A glossary of ethnic jewellery terms


The Yaka are an ethnic group of Southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. They number about 300,000. They live in the forest and savanna areas between the Kwango and Wamba rivers. They are very artistic. Many of their religious and cultural customs transcend ethnic boundaries, and are shared with the Suku and Lunda.…Continue Reading


Yomut or Yomud is a Turkmen tribe that lives from Gorgan to Turkmenbashi and eastern Caspian shores and Khiva and Dashoguz. The Yomut carpet is a type of rug traditionally handwoven by the Yomut.  Continue Reading