GLASS BEADS – A PERFECT BLEND OF INNOVATION OF CREATIVITY

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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

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