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Archaeological Anthropology

1991

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L'Impiraressa: The Venetian Bead Stringer, Irene Ninni Jan 1991

L'Impiraressa: The Venetian Bead Stringer, Irene Ninni

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

In 1893, Irene Ninni published a succinct account of a large but little-known group of Venetian women called impiraressa or bead stringers whose task it was to thread the glass beads produced on Murano and form them into hanks for the world market. The original Italian text is provided, along with an English translation. Two late 19th-century paintings by John Singer Sargent provide a rare glimpse of the bead stringers at work.


Front Matter Jan 1991

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 3 (Complete) Jan 1991

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 3 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V.3, 1991) Jan 1991

Table Of Contents (V.3, 1991)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


The Mohawk Glass Trade Bead Chronology: Ca. 1560-1785, Donald A. Rumrill Jan 1991

The Mohawk Glass Trade Bead Chronology: Ca. 1560-1785, Donald A. Rumrill

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Early glass beads acquired by the Mohawk Indians of New York state were a mixture of whatever was made available to them by European traders. By the second quarter of the 17th century, the beads reflected a dominance of particular types and/or colors as villages were relocated. This phenomenon appears to have ritualistic connotations and suggests that the bead-selection process was a part of the ceremonialism practiced in the daily, seasonal and annual life modes of the Mohawk. Ten distinct periods have been identified based on an examination of approximately 10,000 glass beads recovered from 33 Mohawk village ...


French Beadmaking: An Historic Perspective Emphasizing The 19th And 20th Centuries, Marie-José Opper, Howard Opper Jan 1991

French Beadmaking: An Historic Perspective Emphasizing The 19th And 20th Centuries, Marie-José Opper, Howard Opper

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Beadmaking in France began in pre-Roman times. It reached its zenith in the 19th and 20th centuries when beads of sundry materials and styles were produced in both artisanal workshops and large factories to decorate a multitude of items and to serve as components of fashion jewelry. This article discusses the different beadmakers and their varied products.


The Beads From Oudespost I, A Dutch East India Company Outpost, Cape, South Africa, Karlis Karklins, Carmel Schrire Jan 1991

The Beads From Oudespost I, A Dutch East India Company Outpost, Cape, South Africa, Karlis Karklins, Carmel Schrire

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The site of a provisioning station operated by the Dutch East India Company near the Cape of Good Hope during the late 17th and early 18th centuries produced a variety of European beads of several materials. A "typical" Dutch bead assemblage of the period, it is significant because it comes from one of very few independently dated bead-producing sites in southern Africa and, as such, will be instrumental in the formulation of a chronology for the beads found in this part of Africa.


Captions And Color Plates (V.3, 1991) Jan 1991

Captions And Color Plates (V.3, 1991)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews And End Matter Jan 1991

Book Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Carey: Beads and Beadwork of West and Central Africa reviewed by Marie-José Opper and Howard Opper

Bennyhoff and Hughes: Shell Bead and Ornament Exchange Networks Between California and the Western Great Basin reviewed by Leslie L. Hartzell

Fogelman: Glass Trade Beads in the Northeast, and Including Aboriginal Bead Industries reviewed by James W. Bradley

Picard and Picard: Beads from the West African Trade Series — Volumes V and VI reviewed by Peter Francis, Jr.

Jargstorf: Glass in Jewelry: Hidden Artistry in Glass reviewed by Margret Carey