BEAD REPORT Part VIII: Minor Indian Beadmakers

Francis, Peter
March 1983
Ornament;Mar83, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p18
The article focuses on the bead materials used in India. It explores the production and distribution of the beads, the history of the wooden bead industry in Channapatna as well as its different usage and meaning. It highlights the sacred beads wore by Indians to worship gods and goddess including Rudraksha for the follower of Shiva and Tulsi for Vishnu. It also cites the popularity of Job's Tears, which was the most common seed used for beads, as well as marine shell beads.


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