This is a piece of partially finished beadwork panel. The piece uses the technique of bead netting or threading where a surface of beads is created by inserting threads through them to “link them into a unified structure without the need for a base of fabric”. The beads used are possibly glass ‘seed beads’ or ‘Rocaille beads’. These were largely imported from European countries such as England and Italy. This piece uses various coloured beads to create decorative green and blue motifs. It was possibly used as a mattress runner or a belt among other uses.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Penang
Dimension
Unknown Type: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2005-01417
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Furnishings

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