The honorary curator of beads at the Sarawak Museum, Heidi Munan, displays the beauty, variety and mystique of the beads and bead culture found in the world's third-largest island, transcending its political boundaries to cover the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan in Indonesia. Drawing on the author's extensive fieldwork. Beads of Borneo explores the island and people of Borneo, the history of the bead trade, beads as jewelry, their religious qualities and modern trends in bead design.
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