The History of Beads: from 30,000 B.C. to the Present (Hardcover). Lois Sherr Dubin.

The History of Beads: from 30,000 B.C. to the Present (Hardcover)

Harry N. Abrams. 9 x 12", 364 pp., 356 illustrations including 254 plates in color, folded bead chart in color, glossary, notes, bibliography, index, cloth, d.j., New York, 1987. (o.p.; some browning ow near fine). Item #28347
ISBN: 0810907364

A comprehensive book on the history of beads. There are several thousand examples of heads, beaded jewelry, and beadwork representing 40,000 years of history and drawn from every major culture and region of the world. Special attention is given to important materials, techniques, and bead types: in particular, the splendid ojime, the extraordinary beauty of amber and pearls, and the magical talismanic properties of eye beads.

Also included are technical diagrams, a bead-shape chart, and an extraordinary 8 page foldout of over 2,000 beads in full color, assembled as a time line that places every important bead type in its cultural and historic context.

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