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David Baas
Living and traveling in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe since graduating from university afforded me the opportunity to collect rare and interesting beads, carefully selected for their historical value, aesthetic appeal, quality of manufacture and condition.  
From my 30 year accumulation of the most interesting beads I could find I have designed a collection of ethnographic necklaces and this series of object d’art Bead ‘Stupas’.
Materials used are authentic beads that either originate in indigenous cultures ( terra-cotta and stone spinning whorls, shells, amber, bone, horn, ivory etc) or were of European fabrication for trade with the colonies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East ( historically primarily glass and then in the early 20th century phenolic resin beads made to simulate amber).  Most beads and components date from the late 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

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