Micro beads, Peranakan embroidery
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The first Chinese descendants living for centuries in Malaysia and Indonesia are called the Peranakan.
In their tradition, bead embroidery is high prized.
This small pouch with bird and crysanthemum is a 19th century example.
Some of the European micro beads used in this pouch have a special sparkle because three facets are cut round the equator as shown in the second picture. (Three cut beads were mentioned by Peter Francis)
Bead size 1,2 x 1,6 mm

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