Majapahit Beads

Majapahit beads were first produced around 900 AD in Eastern and Central Java. One popular technique for making majapahit beads includes the application of cane glass chips in a mosaic pattern similar to that used for the later Venetian millefiori beads. Another technique involves feathering by trailing a tool through glass stripes while the bead is still molten. Bird beads are one of the best-known beads in this category, though they have been copied using other techniques and materials. Majapahit beads show the influence of Roman and Middle Eastern beads from before 700 AD.

9/27/2009 : 9/27/2009 modified

A collection of majapahit or jatim beads from Indonesia.
Robert K. Liu

Real and replica bird beads from Indonesia.
Robert K. Liu

Majapahit bead with feathered design.
Robert K. Liu