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Article: Bead


Types of Beads

  • Cloisonné beads
  • Millefiori beads
  • Seed beads
  • Ceramic beads
  • Gemstone beads
  • Wood beads
  • Plastic beads
  • Glass beads
  • Metal beads
  • Stone beads

Natural and Synthetic Materials

  • Natural materials: bone beads, coral beads, horn beads, ivory beads, wood beads
  • Synthetic materials: ceramic beads, glass beads, plastic beads, metal beads, polymer clay beads

Manufacturing Techniques

  • Carving beads
  • Casting beads
  • Metalworking beads
  • Glassworking beads
  • Combination techniques

Place or Period of Origin

  • African trade beads
  • Austrian crystal beads
  • Czech glass beads
  • Islamic glass beads
  • Vintage beads

Symbolic Meaning and Historical Significance

  • Beads used for prayer and devotion in various religious and spiritual traditions
  • Beads used as anti-tension devices or currency
  • Beads with symbolic significance in cultural rituals and ceremonies
  • Beads as one of the earliest forms of trade and communication among humans
  • Beads playing a role in the development of language
  • Beads used and traded throughout human history

Bead Data Sources

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