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1996

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Front Matter Jan 1996

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

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Table Of Contents (V. 8-9, 1996-1997) Jan 1996

Table Of Contents (V. 8-9, 1996-1997)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 8-9 (Complete) Jan 1996

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 8-9 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Reviews And End Matter Jan 1996

Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Adhyatman and Arifin: Manik-Manik di Indonesia/Beads in Indonesia reviewed by Heidi Munan

The Bead Study Trust: Catalogue of the Beck Collection of Beads in the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Part 1, Europe reviewed by Jamey D. Allen

Kumekpor, Bredwa-Mensah and van Landewijk: The Ghanaian Bead Tradition: Materials, Traditional Techniques, Archaeological and Historical Chronology, Bead Usage, Traditional-Sociological Meaning reviewed by Margret Carey

Wolters: Les Perles: Au fil du textile reviewed by Marie-José Opper


Beads Among The Juang Of India, Alok Kumar Kanungo Jan 1996

Beads Among The Juang Of India, Alok Kumar Kanungo

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The Juang comprise a major primitive community in the state of Orissa in east-central India. Until relatively recently, they had a rich material culture. In particular, their dress and ornaments were very important to them. Today, only very old women wear beads and other ornaments in the traditional way, except on special occasions. This paper seeks to reconstruct the traditional costume of the Juang, with emphasis on the beads, and notes the changes it has undergone over the past 130 years. The findings are based on a survey of the ethnohistoric literature combined with active participant fieldwork in 1995 and ...


Akyem Te: The Technology And Socio-Cultural Setting Of The Abompe Bauxite-Beadmaking Industry, Ghana, Yaw Bredwa-Mensah Jan 1996

Akyem Te: The Technology And Socio-Cultural Setting Of The Abompe Bauxite-Beadmaking Industry, Ghana, Yaw Bredwa-Mensah

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Drawing primarily on data obtained from recent research at Akyem Abompe, Ghana, this paper examines the technology and socio-cultural setting of a stone-beadmaking industry in the forest zone of Ghana. Preliminary ethnographic observation of the industry not only reveals that it is community-based, but that it also interacts in a complex way with other local crafts in the village. The production process and marketing of the beads are discussed, as is the antiquity of the industry.


Imitation Pearls In France, Marie-José Opper, Howard Opper Jan 1996

Imitation Pearls In France, Marie-José Opper, Howard Opper

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

To achieve the perfect imitation pearl has been the goal of numerous European beadmakers for over 700 years. In France, the art of making false-pearls spread rapidly after Jacquin discovered how to fill hollow glass beads with a pearl-like substance in the 17th century. Since that time, many diverse recipes have been tried and used to satisfy the French public's enormous appetite for affordable, yet elegant, imitations of fine pearls. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, these types of beads became even more popular than before, as they emerged as the principal components of costume jewelry worn by ...


A Hoard Of Stone Beads Near Lake Chad, Nigeria, Graham Connah Jan 1996

A Hoard Of Stone Beads Near Lake Chad, Nigeria, Graham Connah

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

In 1980, a small pot containing 622 carnelian and quartz beads was found accidentally at Ala, in the Nigerian part of the clay plain south of Lake Chad. It appears to constitute a hoard of wealth which its owner buried and subsequently failed to retrieve. Beads of this sort first appear in this area in the second half of the first millennium A.D., but also occur in second-millennium deposits. However, they are usually found as grave goods, and the Ala discovery is almost the only example of a hoard of such beads known to the author. Their presence on ...


Beads, Pendants And Buttons From Early Historic Creek Contexts At The Tarver Sites, Georgia, Thomas J. Pluckhahn Jan 1996

Beads, Pendants And Buttons From Early Historic Creek Contexts At The Tarver Sites, Georgia, Thomas J. Pluckhahn

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Recent excavations conducted on historic Creek Indian components at the Tarver (9JO6) and Little Tarver (9JO198) sites in central Georgia produced an extensive collection of European trade material, including a large sample of glass and lapidary beads, pendants and buttons. The bead collection is significant for its size, as well as the fact that virtually all of the material was recovered from undisturbed and tightly dated burial contexts attributable to the relatively brief period between about 1695 and 1715.