Item # 405330
An ambitious survey of the beads of the world, viewing them as capsules of cultural and historical information. Follow beads' evolution as trade mediums, personal adornment, as talismans, status symbols and as religious artifacts. The most authoritative book on the subject has been re-released in a more affordable, paperback version. Includes over 380 mostly color illustrations, detailed maps and a spectacular time line of bead history. 364 Pages.