African Beads: Jewels of a Continent
is the first book dedicated exclusively to African-made beads. In detailed chapters organized by material (bone and shell, wood and amber, stone, metal, and glass) authors Evelyn Simak and Carl Dreibelbis trace the historical journal of bead making in Africa. The text is prefaced with an introduction by bead expert Lois Sherr Dubin and accompanied by 163 color photographs. African Beads is a showcase for some of the rarest, most beautiful and most collectible beads in the world: the perfect coffee table book and a great gift for someone you love!
(Hardcover with dust jacket, 216 pages)