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The history of beads : from 30,000 B.C. to the present

Author: Lois Sherr Dubin; Togashi.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, [1987]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"40,000 years of bead history, from Neolithic times to the present. Over 350 illustrations, including 254 plates in full color, reproducing beads from every world region and every major historic culture."--AbeBooks.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dubin, Lois Sherr.
History of beads.
New York : H.N. Abrams, [1987]
(OCoLC)580142394
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Sherr Dubin; Togashi.
ISBN: 0810907364 9780810907362 0810991764 9780810991767
OCLC Number: 15367508
Description: 364 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Why a book on beads --
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 the South Pacific --
Middle and South America --
North America --
The special beads : amber and pearls --
The magical eye bead --
The twentieth century : Europe and North America --
Bead chart : a time line of bead history --
Bead shape table.
Responsibility: Lois Sherr Dubin ; original photography by Togashi.

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"40,000 years of bead history, from Neolithic times to the present. Over 350 illustrations, including 254 plates in full color, reproducing beads from every world region and every major historic culture."--AbeBooks.

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