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Gender in the Making, Trading and Uses of Beads: An Introductory Essay

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...Introduction Beads are among the most ancient and widespread of human ornaments. In parts of Africa, especially Libya and the Sudan, beads fashioned from ostrich shell were made as early as ten thousand years bc. Throughout the centuries...

An Archaeological Investigation into Ancient Chinese Beads

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

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...Introduction The study of beads in ancient China poses interesting questions that have so far remained unsolved. The poor archaeological evidence on the one hand, together with the scant interest shown by Chinese scholars on the other...

Beaded and Bedecked Kalabari of Nigeria

Joanne B. Eicher

Joanne B. Eicher is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota. Joanne is Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion (Bloomsbury and OUP); Series Editor, Dress, Body Culture (Bloomsbury); Author, Editor, Co-Editor, The Visible Self, (Fairchild); Dress and Gender (Berg); Dress and Ethnicity (Berg); Beads and Beadmakers (Berg); Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride (National Geographic); a wide variety of published articles in professional journals and chapters in books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...Revision of Eicher (1996) with the emphasis shifted from a concern of local and global issues to gender. Thank you to Barbara Sumberg and Helen Bradley Foster for helpful comments in reorienting the article. Introduction For several...

Lantana Beads: Gender Issues in their Production and Use

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...This chapter is designed to introduce the West African red stone beads called lantana, and to examine their production and uses with particular reference to gender-related issues.Much of the information given in this paper on the history...

A Short History of Rosaries in the Andes

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

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...A rosary is both a form of prayer and, in a material manifestation, a string of beads used by Christians in meditation as part of a programme of prayer. It was introduced to the Andes in the sixteenth century as an item of Christian...

Gender in African Beadwork: An Overview

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

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...Introduction Before embarking on a review of gender and African beadwork, there are some points to make. The subject will be discussed under three broad headings: beadmaking; beadworking; and the uses of beadwork, whether to wear or for any...

Beads, Prestige and Life Among the Kelabit of Sarawak, East Malaysia

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

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...The visitor to the Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak on the island of Borneo is immediately struck on landing in Bario by the beads worn by the women. Bario is nowadays the focal centre of the Kelabit Highlands and the only place to which...
...The Mycenaean Civilization As an archaeologist contributing to a largely anthropological volume, I must point out certain problems specific to archaeology in general in the study of beads, but like my fellow contributors I focus upon...

Beads and Breasts: The Negotiation of Gender Roles and Power at New Orleans Mardi Gras

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

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...Introduction ‘Throw me something, Mister!’, cries a child from the parade route, quickly grabbing the green plastic beads tossed in his direction by a float-riding masked krewe member. Behind him, a woman seated on her boyfriend’s shoulders...

Embellishment

Kimberly A. Irwin

Kimberly A. Irwin teaches fashion construction, apparel development and experimental design techniques at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), USA. She is currently pursuing her passion of leather working and creating leather handbags. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Surface Design for Fabric

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Attaching beads using basic stitchesEmbellishing leatherAdding shine to fabric using foil or glitterUsing feathers as an embellishment, attached individually or as fringeEmbellishment is the art of adding three-dimensional objects...