Orissa old glass bead strand IN0025

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These are very old glass beads from India (see detailed description below) They date from the middle of last century and as such have a beautiful patina and aged look. They were originally made in Varanasi, then sold on to traders who traded with the tribal people of orissa.

Note;Price is per strand. Some strands have very small and irregular holes and will only thread onto wire. For the smaller sizes we use 49 strand 0.46mm Diameter Beadalon wire. The larger ones will thread onto Braid. Check our recommendation with each bead type.

Average bead diameter 3.5 mm

Average length of strands 108.0 cm (they all vary some may be longer some may be shorter)

Average weight 13.4 grams

Thread on wire 0.46 mm

The Bondo people belong to a primitive community in the southern part of
the state of Orissa in Eastern India. Their
dress forms an inseparable part of their cultural identity and
differentiates them chiefly from non-Bondos. While the men have
varying hairstyles, women shave their heads regularly from infancy
onto death. Their upper torsos, from neck to below the waist are
covered with numerous strings of beads; glass predominates but
shells, roots and coins are also strung. The lower body is covered
with a narrow piece of woven cloth, held in place by a strand of
beads, or a brass waistband to conceal the genital area, and hangs
forming a loop at the back.

The
Bondo are one of the most ornament-loving people of India
Irrespective of sex and age, they are inclined to adorn themselves in
several ways. Round the shaven head, women wear two types of
headbands: Turuba
or Kurtop
made of grass and lobeda
made of beads. These are set tight round the head.

These are very old glass beads from India (see detailed description below)  They date from the middle of last century and as such have a beautiful patina and aged look.  They were originally made in Varanasi, then sold on to traders who traded with the tribal people of orissa.

Note;Price is per strand. Some strands have very small and irregular holes and will only thread onto wire.  For the smaller sizes we use 49 strand 0.46mm Diameter Beadalon wire. The larger ones will thread onto Braid.  Check our recommendation with each bead type.

Average bead diameter 3.5 mm

Average length of strands 108.0 cm (they all vary some may be longer some may be shorter)

Average weight 13.4 grams

Thread on wire 0.46 mm

 

The Bondo people belong to a primitive community in the southern part of
the state of Orissa in Eastern India.  Their
dress forms an inseparable part of their cultural identity and
differentiates them chiefly from non-Bondos.  While the men have
varying hairstyles, women shave their heads regularly from infancy
onto death.  Their upper torsos, from neck to below the waist are
covered with numerous strings of beads; glass predominates but
shells, roots and coins are also strung.  The lower body is covered
with a narrow piece of woven cloth, held in place by a strand of
beads, or a brass waistband to conceal the genital area, and hangs
forming a loop at the back.

 

The
Bondo are one of the most ornament-loving people of India
Irrespective of sex and age, they are inclined to adorn themselves in
several ways.  Round the shaven head, women wear two types of
headbands: Turuba
or Kurtop
made of grass and lobeda
made of beads.  These are set tight round the head.

Orissa glass beads


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