Perhaps no other bead has been as popular as the cheveron. First invented in about 1500 by Venetian, they continue to be produced up to present time. Throughout the seventeenth century the Dutch also manufactured chevrons after Venetian glassmakers escapaded from the tightly controlled industry. The first chevron produced by Venetian have seven layers,with the first and third layers a transparant to transluscent lihtgreen.Although the outher layer is typically a transluscent cobalt blue. The Venice 1700 product relative few were produced ,but 1800 the Venetian again produced chevron in large number with a great variety of color ,shapes ,sizes ,layers and point.
Many Indonesian chevron type beads were export from Nederland during late 1590 and over the next hudred years. Some of my best Chevron beads were identified same or near same with the Dubin beads chart were illustrated in this blog were found in Pontianak from Dayaks west borneo (Iban) , I have seen same in Sarawak Museum Kuching. Please the Indonesia Beads expert like Mrs Sumirah Adyatman will kindly help me to identified the illustrated beads were Venetian or Nederland chevron ancient or contemporary beads. All the collectors please choose the best chevron beads from my collections to put in IMUCS Cybermuseum.@Copyright Dr Iwan S.2010.