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Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 2 (Complete) Jan 1990

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 2 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Beadmaking In Islam: The African Trade And The Rise Of Hebron, Peter Francis Jr. Jan 1990

Beadmaking In Islam: The African Trade And The Rise Of Hebron, Peter Francis Jr.

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

This paper complements one which appeared in volume 1 of this journal, as it also deals with beads in the Islamic world. However, the present work takes a somewhat different approach, being based primarily on historical sources. It also has a different geographical orientation, dealing with commerce between the Islamic world and the northern portion of Africa. Concentrating mostly on the period from the 12th to the 20th century, it documents the rise of a new beadmaking center at Hebron, in the West Bank. The name "Kano beads" has recently been assigned to one class of Hebron beads, and their ...


Observations And Problems In Researching The Contemporary Glass-Bead Industry Of Northern China, Roderick Sprague, An Jiayao Jan 1990

Observations And Problems In Researching The Contemporary Glass-Bead Industry Of Northern China, Roderick Sprague, An Jiayao

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The status of glass-bead manufacturing in northern China is undergoing rapid change due to the development of the plastic-bead industry. Several manufacturing plants, including the large Beijing Glass Ware Factory, are no longer making beads and several other plants are contemplating changes. The variety of domestic glass beads available for purchase today would indicate a greater number of manufacturing sites than are mentioned in the popular literature.


Book Reviews And End Matter Jan 1990

Book Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Duncan: Northern Athapaskan Art: A Beadwork Tradition reviewed by Richard G. Conn

Hayes and Ceci: Proceedings of the 1986 Shell Bead Conference: Selected Papers reviewed by Marvin T. Smith

Engle: The Ubiquitous Trade Bead reviewed by Peter Francis, Jr.

Francis: The Glass Trade Beads of Europe: Their Manufacture, Their History, and Their Identification reviewed by Peter P. Pratt .


Front Matter Jan 1989

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V.1, 1989) Jan 1989

Table Of Contents (V.1, 1989)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Diakhité: A Study Of The Beads From An 18th-19th-Century Burial Site In Senegal, West Africa, Marie-José Opper, Howard Opper Jan 1989

Diakhité: A Study Of The Beads From An 18th-19th-Century Burial Site In Senegal, West Africa, Marie-José Opper, Howard Opper

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

It is the intention of this paper to place the Diakhité beads into a historical and archaeological perspective, and by so doing examine a period in Senegambian history that roughly extends from the 18th century to around the middle of the 19th century. The beads serve as a focal point to describe the trade that brought them from Europe and elsewhere to Senegambia. They also help portray some aspects of the lives of a particular ethnic group which inhabited the Thies area during this period- the Serer Nones.


Beads Of The Early Islamic Period, Peter Francis Jr. Jan 1989

Beads Of The Early Islamic Period, Peter Francis Jr.

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Beads from four sites involved in Early Islamic trade (7th to 12th century) are representative of the role the Muslim world played in the Indian Ocean Bead Trade. The continuation of Classical techniques, the Islamic trade's self-sufficiency, and the insight beads provide concerning past behavior are some of the issues explored.


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 1 (Complete) Jan 1989

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 1 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Beads As Chronological Indicators In West African Archaeology: A Reexamination, Christopher R. Decorse Jan 1989

Beads As Chronological Indicators In West African Archaeology: A Reexamination, Christopher R. Decorse

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Drawing primarily on data obtained from recent excavations at Elmina, Ghana, this report examines the potential use of beads as temporal markers in West African archaeology. It is argued that although beads from West-African contexts are difficult to date, they provide more information than has previously been suggested. The Elmina beads are of particular interest as they can be closely dated by associated European trade materials. Preliminary results from the analysis of the 30,000 European and locally-made glass beads are discussed and findings from other West-African sites are evaluated.


The Beads Of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, Karlis Karklins, Norman F. Barka Jan 1989

The Beads Of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, Karlis Karklins, Norman F. Barka

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Archaeological excavations conducted on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius over a seven-year period produced a wide array of 18th to early 20th-century beads of glass, coral and carnelian. Detailed descriptions of the recovered specimens are supplemented by information concerning their distribution, relative frequencies, color preference, temporal placement, origins, acquisition and use. Comparative site data are also provided.


Bohemian Glass Beadmaking: Translation And Discussion Of A 1913 German Technical Article, Lester A. Ross Jan 1989

Bohemian Glass Beadmaking: Translation And Discussion Of A 1913 German Technical Article, Lester A. Ross

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

This report provides an English translation of a German technical article on late 19th-century and early 20th-century Bohemian glass-bead manufacturing, published in 1913 in the journal Sprechsaal. The article emphasizes the description of techiques for the manufacture of mould-pressed beads, secondarily describing methods for wound, blown and drawn-bead manufacturing.


Book Reviews And End Matter Jan 1989

Book Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Dubin: The History of Beads from 30,000 B.C. to the Present reviewed by Roderick Sprague

Picard and Picard: Beads from the West African Trade Series reviewed by Christopher DeCorse

Deagan: Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800. Vol. I: Ceramics, Glassware, and Beads reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Good

Karklins and Sprague: A Bibliography of Glass Trade Beads in North America and its First Supplement reviewed by Lester A. Ross


Captions And Color Plates (V.1, 1989) Jan 1989

Captions And Color Plates (V.1, 1989)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

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