GLASS BEADS – A PERFECT BLEND OF INNOVATION OF CREATIVITY
Mosaic beads, blown beads, lampwork beads, beads with eyes, in spiral , flag, monochrome, feathered forms, with murrine inserts, with eyes, dotted, sinusoidal, comb, wrapped or figural… the world of glass beads is truly unique. Not only decorative objects but also valuable trading goods exported in large quantities during the 19th century to the colonies of West Africa, India and the Americas. An exhibition at the
Glass Museum in Murano offers visitors insight into the multi-faceted world of these small, precious artefacts of rare beauty. Artefacts that have long been a part of Venice's glassmaking history and still today represent a lively and important production.
The World in a Glass Bead. The Murano Glass Bead Collection 1820-1890.
Murano, Museo del Vetro (Spazio Conterie). museovetro.visitmuve.it