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The History of Beads By Lois Sherr Dubin

The History of Beads
by Lois Sherr Dubin

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For thousands of years, beads have been used by many different societies and cultures in numerous ways. This book embraces 40,000 years of bead history, examining and illustrating many examples drawn from every major culture and region of the world.
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The History of Beads: From 30, 000 B.C. to the Present by Lois Sherr Dubin

For thousands of years, beads have been used by many different societies and cultures in numerous ways - for personal adornment above all, but also for trade, and as talismans, status symbols or religious artefacts. This book embraces 40,000 years of bead history, examining and illustrating many examples drawn from every major culture and region of the world. It focuses on both history and design, and should be of interest to collectors, beadworkers, and designers.

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Table of Contents


The beginnings; antiquity - from Neolithic times to the Roman Empire; Europe - the late Roman Empire to the Renaissance; prayer beads; the world of Islam; the age of European expansion; Africa; the Far East - China, Korea and Japan; India; Central Asia; Southeast Asia and South Pacific; Middle and South America, North America; the special beads - amber and pearls; the magical eye bead; the 20th century - Europe and North America; bead chart; bead shape table.

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GOR002176310
The History of Beads: From 30, 000 B.C. to the Present by Lois Sherr Dubin
Lois Sherr Dubin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-09-04
136
0500278512
9780500278512
N/A
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