Exquisite in design and craftsmanship, Mardi Gras jewelry, offered as favors by krewe members, are cherished gifts, proudly worn year after year by the lucky recipients. As is everything related to Mardi Gras, these specially designed and crafted keepsakes are unique to the celebration and reveal the intricate detail observed in carrying out the annual tradition. Mardi Gras crowns, scepters, and mantles, designed exclusively for each krewe, dazzle with brilliant rhinestones and are truly fit for a king. In the last of his series, Henri Schindler recounts the splendor of the old-line krewes during the golden age of carnival (1870-1930) and the jewelry associated with them.
About the Author
Henri Schindler, a New Orleans native, is the acclaimed designer of Mardi Gras parades and balls for some of the city’s most eminent societies. He is highly regarded among Carnival historians for his knowledge of the festival’s rich cultural legacy and its forgotten artists and builders.
MARDI GRAS TREASURES:
Jewelry of the Golden Age
By Henri Schindler
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Jewelry
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
256 color illus. Index