Beadwork Adorns the World

Museum of International Folk Art

Whether these extraordinary glass beads come from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic), where they start out is seldom where they end up.  No matter where they originate, the locale that uses them makes them into something specific to their own world view.

This exhibition is about what happens to these beads when they arrive at their final destination, whether it be the African continent (Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa), to Borneo, to Burma, to India, Native North America to Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia to Ecuador).  The exhibit is complimented by the August 15th conversation between three Native American beaders, 3-4 pm, at the neighboring Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, as a part of Project Indigene.

Museum Hill 706 Camino Lejo,


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