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Background imageBead Collection: Women from Lublin, Poland

Women from Lublin, Poland
Village peasant women from Lublin, Poland Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBead Collection: Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress

Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress
Young Soninke Girl from Mali wearing wonderful beads and beaded headdress. The Soninke (also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli)

Background imageBead Collection: Two Indian women are approached by a bead merchant Date: early 20th century?

Two Indian women are approached by a bead merchant Date: early 20th century?

Background imageBead Collection: Play / Wilde / Salome

Play / Wilde / Salome
The dancers reward: the head on a platter. Maud Allan holds the head of Johannen. Date: 1907

Background imageBead Collection: Fashionable women in new creations 1913

Fashionable women in new creations 1913
Women models wearing the latest winter beautifully decorative wraps. 1913

Background imageBead Collection: Woman from Lublin, Poland

Woman from Lublin, Poland
Village peasant woman from Lublin, Poland Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBead Collection: Two Girls of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan

Two Girls of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan
Two Girls (sisters?) of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBead Collection: Sudanese woman showing traditional facial scarification and elegantly braided hair

Sudanese woman showing traditional facial scarification and elegantly braided hair - (see 10284598 and 10587718 (close-up) for the original B/W print versions). Date: circa 1907

Background imageBead Collection: Zulu Maid showing traditional beadwork and scarification

Zulu Maid showing traditional beadwork and scarification Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBead Collection: A canoe-necked knitted top, with a beaded design. Date: 1954

A canoe-necked knitted top, with a beaded design. Date: 1954

Background imageBead Collection: An evening gown from Chantal, Paris, 1925

An evening gown from Chantal, Paris, 1925. Made of almond green crepe and soft tulle draperies on the skirt and steel and silver bead embroidery Date: 1925

Background imageBead Collection: Advert for a gown from Selfridge s, London, 1926

Advert for a gown from Selfridge s, London, 1926
Advert for a beaded and sequined gown in black satin embriodered with crystal beads and silver sequins from Selfridge s, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageBead Collection: Better Days at the London Hippodrome

Better Days at the London Hippodrome
Page from The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News showing scenes during the " Beads" number in the Better Days revue at the London Hippodrome in 1925

Background imageBead Collection: Ornaments of the Native Americans of Virginia

Ornaments of the Native Americans of Virginia (Powhatan) worn in a dance: belts 1, 2, 3, girdle of Thevetia ahouai kernels 4, bead necklaces 5, 6, 7, feather headdresses 8, 9, apron 10 and shirt 11

Background imageBead Collection: Tools of the Canadian natives, 19th century

Tools of the Canadian natives, 19th century
Tools of the Canadian natives: clam shell 1, wampun 2, wampun bead 3, belt that hangs to mid-thigh 4, mocassin 5, dish 6, and spear 7

Background imageBead Collection: Indian liquorice or gunja, Abrus precatorius

Indian liquorice or gunja, Abrus precatorius. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBead Collection: Darma and Chaplets

Darma and Chaplets
Engraving of Darma, a saint of Japan, accompanied by engravings of chaplets, known as malas in Buddhism, which are said to represent humanitys mortal desires

Background imageBead Collection: Maude Allan in The Vision of Salome

Maude Allan in The Vision of Salome
Maude Allan (born Beulah Maude Durrant), Canadian Pianist turned Actress, Choreographer and Dancer (1873-1956) in The Vision of Salome. Wearing a remarkable costume of her own creation

Background imageBead Collection: SHOPS / JEWELLER LATE 19C

SHOPS / JEWELLER LATE 19C
Arab bead-sellers at Joppa, Palestine Date: late 19th century

Background imageBead Collection: PRAYER WITH ROSARY

PRAYER WITH ROSARY
A Catholic nun with her rosary which she uses to help her pray - telling her beads, because each bead of the rosary reminds her to say some particular words Date: 1848

Background imageBead Collection: NUN AND ROSARY

NUN AND ROSARY
A Catholic nun with her rosary which she uses to help her pray - telling her beads, because each bead of the rosary reminds her to say some particular words Date: 1848

Background imageBead Collection: Italian Fashion - Blue Bonnet Hat - Bead necklace

Italian Fashion - Blue Bonnet Hat - Bead necklace. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBead Collection: Bisharin Girl - Egypt

Bisharin Girl - Egypt
Beautiful portrait photograph of a Bisharin Girl with braided hair, beads and long tunic - Egypt Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBead Collection: Kokand, Uzbekistan - Seller of Traditional Uzbek Ceramics

Kokand, Uzbekistan - Seller of Traditional Uzbek Ceramics and a baker with a tray of bread rolls on his head. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBead Collection: A Nubian Girl - Egypt

A Nubian Girl - Egypt Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBead Collection: Evening Dress 1890S

Evening Dress 1890S
Short puffed sleeves, lace- edged falling tucker, bodice with round waist, cuffs, bodice & waistband ornamented with bead work. She holds an ostrich plume fan open. Date: 1890s

Background imageBead Collection: Plucked goose on a cutout Christmas card

Plucked goose on a cutout Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBead Collection: Claudian by Henry Herman & W. G. Wills

Claudian by Henry Herman & W. G. Wills
Claudian by Henry Herman (1832 - 1894) and W.G. (William Gorman) Wills (28 January 1828 13 December 1891). First produced at the Princesss Theatre in London on 6th December 1883

Background imageBead Collection: Suk el Turk - Tripoli, Libya

Suk el Turk - Tripoli, Libya
Myanmar - Women of the Akha Tribe in traditional headdresses. Speakers of Tai languages in Myanmar and Thailand refer to them as " gaw" or " ekaw" (ikaw/ikho)

Background imageBead Collection: A Fula Woman - Senegal, West Africa

A Fula Woman - Senegal, West Africa - displaying distinctive traditional ornamental headwear and hairstyle, large single-bead necklace and hooped earrings

Background imageBead Collection: South Africa - Queen of the Pondos

South Africa - Queen of the Pondos
South Africa - The Queen of the Pondos. The Pondo or Phondo are a Xhosa speaking ethnic group who have given their name to Pondoland

Background imageBead Collection: Girl from Bukina Faso - Profile

Girl from Bukina Faso - Profile
Pretty Girl from Bukina Faso - shot in profile and showing the distinctive braided hairstyle, and varieties of beads worn around the head as well as the neck

Background imageBead Collection: Lady from Cairo - Egypt - multiple necklaces

Lady from Cairo - Egypt - multiple necklaces
Grand Lady from Cairo - Egypt - wearing multiple long-string necklaces! Date: circa 1903

Background imageBead Collection: Merchants sell Mother-of-Pearl necklaces - Bethlehem, Israel

Merchants sell Mother-of-Pearl necklaces - Bethlehem, Israel. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBead Collection: Christs Hospital (Bluecoat) School, London

Christs Hospital (Bluecoat) School, London
Christs Hospital (Bluecoat) School, City of London. circa 1850

Background imageBead Collection: Bishops Hoard from Halikko. 12th century. Finland

Bishops Hoard from Halikko. 12th century. Finland
Bishops Hoard from Halikko. 12th century. Pendant with a gilt crucifix. National Museum of Finland. Helsinki. Finland

Background imageBead Collection: Ka-Te-Qua / Female Eagle

Ka-Te-Qua / Female Eagle
Ka-te-qua (Female Eagle). 15 year old daughter of the chief of the Shawano (Shawnee) tribe. Date: 1830

Background imageBead Collection: Clintonia andrewsiana, bead lily native to California

Clintonia andrewsiana, bead lily native to California.. Hand-coloured botanical illustration drawn by Matilda Smith and lithographed by John Nugent Fitch from Joseph Dalton Hookers Curtiss Botanical

Background imageBead Collection: Earmuff with Moche warrior. Gold, shells, turquoises

Earmuff with Moche warrior. Gold, shells, turquoises and lapis lazuli. 330-500 B.C. Moche or Mochica Art. Jewelry. PERU. Lima. Peruvian Gold Museum

Background imageBead Collection: Tatler front cover, March 1964

Tatler front cover, March 1964
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a model posing in a heavily-beaded jacket with fluted sleeves, by Marc Bohan at Christian Dior

Background imageBead Collection: Women wearing an ostrich feather hat 1923

Women wearing an ostrich feather hat 1923
Women wearing a black ostrich feather hat. Date: 1923

Background imageBead Collection: Portrait of a woman in fashionable 1920s clothes

Portrait of a woman in fashionable 1920s clothes

Background imageBead Collection: South Africa - A M hlope Girl outside her house

South Africa - A M hlope Girl outside her house Date: circa 1906

Background imageBead Collection: Profile portrait of a beautiful Masai woman - Kenya

Profile portrait of a beautiful Masai woman - Kenya
A stunning profile portrait of a beautiful Masai woman - Kenya. Note the elongated earlobe piercing and remarkably decorative hair braiding. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBead Collection: Vietnam - Traditional costume of woman from Chinese border

Vietnam - Traditional costume of woman from Chinese border
Vietnam - Traditional costume of woman from Chinese / Vietnamese border region. Date: circa 1904

Background imageBead Collection: A relief wood carver and his work

A relief wood carver and his work
A relief wood carver seated alongside his work and the tools of his trade Date: circa 1920

Background imageBead Collection: Arabian Dancers - Port Said, Egypt

Arabian Dancers - Port Said, Egypt. Date: circa 1902

Background imageBead Collection: Turkish Rosary Bead sellers

Turkish Rosary Bead sellers Date: circa 1910s



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