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Re: Fancy Indonesian Beads, Real? -- CoinCoin Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
09/02/2022, 18:29:25

The glass beads you show are all recent versions of beads, made in Java. They are not authentic to the region, but have been based upon published beads from elsewhere. There is no history of head pendants in Java. In point of fact, I inadvertently instigated this in 2008, when I circulated copies of my 2007 paper on fake glass beads, to local Javanese beadmakers and sellers.

When I returned to Java in 2010, I found many specimens of head pendants that were clearly based on the photos I provided two years earlier. (However, some of these were "converted" to become "Buddhas.")

Please read my expositions about my 2008 fieldwork, that are posted here.

Part I:

Part II:

If there were any Phoenician-style head pendants in 2008, I would have bought them.


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