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Table Of Contents (V. 25, 2013) Jan 2013

Table Of Contents (V. 25, 2013)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

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Reviews And End Matter Jan 2013

Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Zhongguo gudai zhuzi (Chinese Ancient Beads), by Zhu Xiaoli, reviewed by Valerie Hector

Journal: Borneo International Beads Conference 2013, edited by Heidi Munan and Kay Margaret Lyons, reviewed by Karlis Karklins

Glass Beads: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass, by Adrienne V. Gennett, reviewed by Gretchen Dunn.


Chinese Bead Curtains, Past And Present, Valerie Hector Jan 2013

Chinese Bead Curtains, Past And Present, Valerie Hector

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Relatively little is known about how beads were combined to form larger structures in China. To address this situation, this paper focuses on Chinese bead curtains. Adopting an approach that is broad rather than deep and empirical rather than theoretical, it collates evidence from the textual, material, oral, and pictorial records to consider bead curtains from various perspectives. To begin, this study defines bead curtains as textiles, door and window ornaments, screens, and types of beadwork. It then discusses bead curtains of the imperial era (221 B.C.-A.D. 1911) as they are referenced in the Chinese textual record ...


Beads From The Hudson's Bay Company's Principal Depot, York Factory, Manitoba, Canada, Karlis Karklins, Gary F. Adams Jan 2013

Beads From The Hudson's Bay Company's Principal Depot, York Factory, Manitoba, Canada, Karlis Karklins, Gary F. Adams

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

There is no other North American fur trade establishment whose longevity and historical significance can rival that of York Factory. Located in northern Manitoba, Canada, at the base of Hudson Bay, it was the Hudson's Bay Company's principal Bay-side trading post and depot for over 250 years. The existing site of York Factory is the last of a series of three posts, the first of which was erected in 1684. Completed in 1792, York Factory III functioned as the principal depot and administrative center for the great Northern Department until the 1860s when its importance began to wane ...


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 25 (Complete) Jan 2013

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 25 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2013

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Early Chinese Faience And Glass Beads And Pendants, Simon Kwan Jan 2013

Early Chinese Faience And Glass Beads And Pendants, Simon Kwan

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The earliest Chinese beads and pendants were composed of faience and appeared during the early Western Zhou period, around the 11th Century B.C. True glass began to be made about the time of the Spring and Autumn period (771-467 B.C.). An amazing variety of beautiful "dragonfly-eye beads" appeared in China during the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.), but these were imported and not local products. The complex eye beads were replaced during the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) by small, plain glass beads generally intended to be strung together. Perforated glass ear spools were ...


Captions And Color Plates (V. 25, 2013) Jan 2013

Captions And Color Plates (V. 25, 2013)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 24, 2012) Jan 2012

Table Of Contents (V. 24, 2012)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2012

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Roderick Sprague, 1933-2012, Karlis Karklins Jan 2012

In Memoriam: Roderick Sprague, 1933-2012, Karlis Karklins

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

An archaeologist, educator, and a pioneer in North American trade bead research, Dr. Roderick Sprague passed away in Moscow, Idaho, on 20 August 2012. A staunch supporter of the Society of Bead Researchers, he served as its president from 2004 to 2007, and chaired the Editorial Advisory Committee for a good number of years as well. He also contributed a number of useful articles, news items, and reviews to both the Society's publications. His moral support and the useful comments and suggestions he made concerning these publications will be sorely missed.


Heirloom Blue-Glass Melon Beads Of The Tani Tribes, Northeast India, Barbie Campbell Cole Jan 2012

Heirloom Blue-Glass Melon Beads Of The Tani Tribes, Northeast India, Barbie Campbell Cole

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The Tani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh in India's remote northeast wear various heirloom necklaces including those composed of highly distinctive melon-shaped beads of wound turquoise-blue glass. These are unique to central Arunachal and were already of considerable age and very highly prized in the early 19th century. The Tanis believe their beads were made by a mythical ancestor in Tibet, but their bubbly opaque blue glass and wound method of production suggest a Chinese origin. The beads have local names which appear to link them to Tsari, one of Tibet's most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For centuries, the ...


A Classification System For Glass Beads For The Use Of Field Archaeologists, Kenneth E. Kidd, Martha Ann Kidd Jan 2012

A Classification System For Glass Beads For The Use Of Field Archaeologists, Kenneth E. Kidd, Martha Ann Kidd

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

As a result of examination of numerous collections of glass beads in northeastern North America and elsewhere, and as a result of a study of the procedures used in their manufacture, the authors propose a classification and nomenclature which they hope will permit exact descriptions and a reference base for all beads found in archaeological excavations. New bead types may be added to the system which is expansible to accommodate all possible variations.


Guide To The Description And Classification Of Glass Beads Found In The Americas, Karlis Karklins Jan 2012

Guide To The Description And Classification Of Glass Beads Found In The Americas, Karlis Karklins

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

This guide provides information relevant to the description and classification of glass beads recovered from archaeological sites in North and South America and the Caribbean. It is partly based on and intended to be used with "A Classification System for Glass Beads for the Use of Field Archaeologists," by Kenneth and Martha Kidd. Material presented includes a critical evaluation of several bead classification schemes, an overview of bead manufacturing techniques, a descriptive listing of the various classes and types of beads that have been recorded to date, and an explication of the physical attributes of a bead, as well as ...


A Wampum-Inlaid Musket From The 1690 Phips' Shipwreck, Charles Bradley, Karlis Karklins Jan 2012

A Wampum-Inlaid Musket From The 1690 Phips' Shipwreck, Charles Bradley, Karlis Karklins

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

In August of 1690, a fleet of ships under the command of Sir William Phips set sail from Boston to attack Quebec City during the second year of King William's War. The campaign failed and, as the fleet retreated, a number of vessels were wrecked in the St. Lawrence during a violent storm. The remains of one of these was discovered by a diver in a cove at l'Anse aux Bouleaux, Quebec, in 1994. Believed to be the Elizabeth and Mary, the wreck yielded numerous artifacts, including a wide array of weaponry. Among the long arms was a ...


Captions And Color Plates (V. 24, 2012) Jan 2012

Captions And Color Plates (V. 24, 2012)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Reviews And End Matter Jan 2012

Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The History of Beads: From 100,000 B.C. to the Present, Revised and Expanded Edition, by Lois Sherr Dubin, and The Worldwide History of Beads, by Lois Sherr Dubin, reviewed by Margret Carey

Phoenix Rising: Narratives in Nyonya Beadwork from the Straits Settlements, by Hwei-Fe'n Cheah, reviewed by Alice Scherer

Journal: Borneo International Beads Conference 2010, Heidi Munan and Freya Martin (eds.), reviewed by Jean Nicholls

Journal: Borneo International Beads Conference 2011, Heidi Munan and Freya Martin (eds.), reviewed by Marjorie Bernbaum

African Dolls/Afrikanische Puppen: The Dulger-Collection, by Frank Jolles, reviewed by Marilee Wood

Cherished Curiosity: The ...


Chemical Composition Of 16th- To 18th-Century Glass Beads Excavated In Paris, Laure Dussubieux, Bernard Gratuze Jan 2012

Chemical Composition Of 16th- To 18th-Century Glass Beads Excavated In Paris, Laure Dussubieux, Bernard Gratuze

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, 63 glass artifacts (mostly beads) recovered from two sites in Paris, France, were investigated using chemical analysis in an attempt to determine their place of origin. The late-16th-century material from the Jardins du Carrousel consisted of small, monochrome drawn beads with a soda-lime composition. Attributed to the 17th and 18th centuries, the beads recovered at the adjacent site of the Cours Napoléon were more diverse in shape, color, and composition. Although provenance attribution was difficult due to a lack of comparative data, it was possible to identify an increasing variety of glass recipes ...


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 24 (Complete) Jan 2012

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 24 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 23, 2011) Jan 2011

Table Of Contents (V. 23, 2011)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 22, 2010) Jan 2010

Table Of Contents (V. 22, 2010)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 21, 2009) Jan 2009

Table Of Contents (V. 21, 2009)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 20, 2008) Jan 2008

Table Of Contents (V. 20, 2008)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 19, 2007) Jan 2007

Table Of Contents (V. 19, 2007)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 18, 2006) Jan 2006

Table Of Contents (V. 18, 2006)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2005

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V. 17, 2005) Jan 2005

Table Of Contents (V. 17, 2005)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Captions And Color Plates (V. 17, 2005) Jan 2005

Captions And Color Plates (V. 17, 2005)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Necklaces Used In The Santería Of Cuba, Lourdes S. Domínguez Jan 2005

Necklaces Used In The Santería Of Cuba, Lourdes S. Domínguez

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

This article examines the necklaces used in the Afro-Cuban Rule of Orisha, more commonly known as Santería. This religion, created by African slaves brought to Cuba starting in the 16th century, combines aspects of Yoruba orisha worship and Spanish Catholicism. It allowed African religious beliefs and practices to survive despite the imposition of Catholic doctrine. One of the outcomes of this amalgamation is the practice of associating individual orishas (deities) with certain Catholic saints. Each orisha is represented by specific necklaces that incorporate particular bead forms, colors, and numbers.


Die Perle: A 1920s German Trade Journal, Anita Von Kahler Gumpert, Karlis Karklins Jan 2005

Die Perle: A 1920s German Trade Journal, Anita Von Kahler Gumpert, Karlis Karklins

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Though short lived, the German trade journal, Die Perle, contains a wealth of information concerning the European bead and jewelry industry of the 1920s. Short articles provide insight into new machinery and apparatus for producing beads, natural and artificial materials for the production of beads and other ornaments, fashion trends, market reports, and numerous other topics. As well, there are several departments which deal with specific themes such as technical questions and sources of supplies. As the journals are in German, English summaries are provided for a representative sample of the articles to give the reader an idea of their ...