It's very good to see you here again. Is there any way to find close-ups of some of these beads? And what is the date of those etched carnelians? The patterns are so precise and controlled. And now one can see what the copies, in which the design is carved out of the bead and filled with paste, are copying.
These are the copies I mean. Are they made in Iran also? That's what I was told. I've always quite liked them.
Thank you for the good wishes, it's always great to hear from you! I too wish I could have seen the exhibit. I could look at beads like this all day. Here in N. California, the first day of Spring was cloudy, mild and rained lightly. Pleasant, really.