Beads of Borneo
The honorary curator of beads at the Sarawak Museum, Heidi Munan, displays the beauty, variety and mystique of the beads and bead culture found in the world's third-largest island, transcending its political boundaries to cover the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan in Indonesia. Drawing on the author's extensive fieldwork. Beads of Borneo explores the island and people of Borneo, the history of the bead trade, beads as jewelry, their religious qualities and modern trends in bead design.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
19th century antique aristocratic artifacts baby carrier Bahau Baram River Bario basket bead cap bead necklaces bead strings beadmakers beadwork belts Bidayuh Bidayuh Jagoi blue barrel blue beads Bornean Borneo Borneo beads bottom left bottom right brass bells bride Brunei carnelian beads centre ceremony chevron bead Chinese claws Clockwise from top cloth colourful Dayak decorated dress East Kalimantan embellished ethnic extreme left female festival garments glass beads hats head headband healer Iban indigenous Kadazandusun Kayan Kelabit Kelabit ladies Kenyah Kuching loincloth longhouse Lotud lukut sekala Lun Bawang Malay Maloh manik Melanau millefiori Murut old beads Orang Ulu ornaments owner priestess rattan rice ritual Rungus Sabah Sabah wearing Sarawak Museum seed beads Selakau shaman shell beads shell discs skirt spherical spirits top left top right trade upper Kapuas value beads wearer's wearing bead wedding beads west Borneo west Sarawak women worn wrist young