Beads are small,colorful,symetrical, and often quite beautiful. They are frequently standardized inexpensive units that can be arranged in almost endless configuration. They can be seen not only in the familiar forms of necklaces and bracelets but also on anklets, headbands, and headdresses. Beadwork is used in acncient Asia (also in Indonesia-auth.) , beads were scattered like seeds beneath temples to induce harvets , In Indonesia , the Maloh tribe-Kalimantan(Borneo) the ceremonial costumeonsist of a highly decorated short shirt,jacket and headcloth and a Dayak beadwork baby carrier which hold the infant during the first month of life ,Shells,beads, andcthe teeth of bears and pigs-animals with protective spirit-are often suspended from the wooden carrier to make a rattling sound,which frighten away evil spirits ( I hane ever seen at West Borno’s dayaks, Chinese overseas in Indonesia ,now Tionghoa ethnic , also used beads as the part of wedding-bed decoration , gown -handkerchief and shoes -auth)In the Phillipine, the parctise of placing two beads in acup at wedding ceremonies still binds merriages.(Dubin,L.S-1987)
In Indenesia there were special beads literature by Sumirah Adyatman , the new one the bead from shipwreck. I will use Dubin Chart to identified my beads collections found from Sumatra(Bukittinggi and palembang), Java (Jakarta & Bantam), and Borneo (Pontianak and Balikpapan).
After made a study with Dubin chart, I identified several type of beads in my collection that show above, still many unidentified. I will showed the Identified and unidentified best beads collection in order to collector choice,please chose the besr collection to put in IMUCS Cybermuseum. I hope Mrs Sumirah Adhyatman and other Beads specialist to comment my collections showed in this blog with more informations to identified my UNFO (unidentified non flying object) Beads , THank you very much .
Greating from Dr Iwan S.