history & stories
Spanning thousands of miles and many years, this eclectic mix of stone, bone, horn, shell and glass has lots to share. The history and stories tied up in these strands could fill a book, yet there it sits … timeless and ready for more adventures.
Old world beads, ancient mysteries and a colourful display of a live well lived.
Beads tell silent yet vital stories about their makers, traders and owners. We refer to Bead Culture: they first appeared
forty thousand years ago and ever since, they have been made and used by virtually every culture worldwide.
By wearing their own unique beads, their owners express their inner selves.
Beads have a place in almost every area of human life. They help express religious beliefs, political history and social circumstances. People have been using beads for thousands of years for prayer, trading, to communicate status and to cement political alliances. Beads speak their own language.