Venetian Fancies ~ Blue | One of the photos from Jack DeWitt beautiful series of old bead. Many of the photographs are beads and bead sample cards from the collection of John and Ruth Picard and can be seen at their bead museum in Carmel Valley California. | Jack offers these bead photo either as a blank cards with envelope, or some are also available as striking enlargements.
Beaded neck ornament, Sudan - central band of patterned Venetian beads & brass cartridge cases, worn by a Dinka man at or shortly before his wedding to show his eligibility and the wealth of his family in cattle. The beads themselves would either have been traded across the savannah from West Africa or brought inland from the East African coast.
Courtesy of The British Museum