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Browsing items in: The Bead Museum Collection Highlights

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    • Naga Earrings

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Earrings
    • Two large chank shell disks with red tassles and beads at the top of each tassle. Woven multicolor beadwork connects the two disks. This earring band is a special class of earring suite connected by beadwork and worn so the chank shells go over...
    • Tortoise Shell Pendant

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Pendant
    • Tortoise shell carved with a fish motif, possibly a dolphin, with 9 dangles of mollusk shell and small teeth at the end of each dangle. It is 9cm wide and 10cm long.
    • Fashion Accessories

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Armband;earrings
    • Top: A pectoral ornament or part of a headdress. The center piece is oval with a tree-of-life motif and metal chain dangles with diamond shaped drops. Each side piece is 5 inches of metal mesh with 3 embossed octagon shaped medalions. Along the...
    • Peruvian Necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Three "Nueva Cadiz" necklaces. Left: Mixture of mixed glass Nueva Cadiz beads, shell tubes and glass chevrons with a spindle whorl pendant. Center: A necklace of 28 blue glass Nueva Cadiz beads with a drop pendant. The pendant consists of a...
    • Konyak Necklace

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • This is a multi-strand necklace of small glass seed beads in red, orange, and navy blue. Strands meet at knotted fiber on each side and 2 Indian coins are used as the closure. This necklace was worn by Konyak people, one of the many Naga tribes. ...
    • Pumtek Bead

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Bead
    • These two Pumtek beads show the rare monkey design. The top bead is a cylinder 42mm by 10mm, while the bottom bead is 24mm square. The original Pumtek beads were made by the Pyu People about 1000 years ago. It is the honored bead among the Chin...
    • Pumtek Necklace

    • Pyu People
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Beads
    • The left side shows beads before coloring. The right side shows beads after color enhancement. Left: Thirty-one natural fossilized palm nut beads in hexagon shapes with marble like markings. When treated (dyed), they become the more familiar...
    • Crown and Beaded Bottle

    • Yoruba Tribe
    • Communication Artifact - Personal Symbol - Crown
    • The crown on the right is a cone-shaped hat covered with glass seed beads. Beaded face motifs are raised elements in orange and yellow. A beaded bird with dangling fringe sits on the point of the crown. Along the base of the crown is a beaded...
    • "Nueva Cadiz" Beads

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Bead
    • Six "Nueva Cadiz" beads from Chan Chan, Peru, thought to date from the 15th-16th centuries. These are distinctive square tubular blue glass beads, some twisted, originally found only in South America. They get their name from Nueva Cadiz,...
    • The Pottery Necklace

    • Acoma Pueblo
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Seventeen hand-formed and painted oval clay beads used to form a necklace along with 43 juniper berry beads. The clay beads have a white background with geometric designs painted in shades of rust, brown and black. Oval beads are 26mm long and...
    • Belt

    • Jivaro Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Belt
    • Red, yellow, blue and white striped cloth with fringes of fiber with red and black beads, Job's Tears, large pieces of shell and brown buckeye seed pods. The red and black seeds are poisonous. From catalog "Seashells: The First Ornament:" TBM...
    • Pre-Columbian Bead Strands

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Beads
    • Outside strand: Thirty-two graduated flat rectangular shaped pieces of orange Spondylus shell strung as a necklace with a hook-and-eye closure. Found in Peru these shell beads date from 1000 ca. Inside strand: Small strand of turquoise beads...
    • Indo-Pacific Necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Old Indo-Pacific glass beads and gold beads strung by a contemorary artist. Beads date to 1200 AD. Indo-Pacific beads are small monochrome glass beads made by the LADA technique. They were first made in India in 300 BC and subsequently in Sri...
    • Ladakh Anklet

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Personal Gear - Anklet
    • Oblate graduated turquoise blue glass beads with alternating brass bells in the central area strung on cotton string. A small brass bell is used as a clasp.
    • Blue Bead Necklace

    • Konyak Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • Ninety-five (95) blue glass beads with a brass head pendant. The head has metal loop dangle earrings. Only a warrior who had taken a head was supposed to wear pendants like this. The Konyak and other Naga tribes were once headhunters. This...
    • Hoof Necklace

    • Fox Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Nineteenth Century hoof and glass bead necklace obtained from the Fox Tribe of Toma, Iowa. The beads date from the 1890's while the dyed carved hooves are thought to be from the 1870's. Beads are 3.5mm diameter and the hooves are 5mm thick and...
    • African Trade Beads

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Bead
    • Nine strands of African Trade Beads. African Trade Beads are usually made in Venice, some as early as 1600. They were traded for goods and services in Africa and then traded around the world until they eventually became known as African Trade...
    • Naga Amulet Necklace

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Nine metal pendants strung with 74 glass and shell beads ending with a square chank shell closure. Orange glass beads and chank shell beads form a backdrop for 9 brass and bronze amulet pendants. The amulets have raised circular designs and show...
    • Dog Tooth Necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Necklace made of dog teeth, glass imitation dog teeth, and nassa shells. Dog teeth were sometimes used as trade goods.
    • Diviner's Pouch

    • Yoruba Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Bag
    • Many strands of red glass seed beads, some whitehearts, with a woven beaded pouch at each end and coin dangles on the pouches. Coins are British West Africa one cent pieces dated 1938, 1941, 1942 and 1943. Beadwork is red and white. Whitehearts...

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