Beads

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Origins: Found in Bekasi, West Java
Category: Stone, Glass
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Summary:
In many parts of Indonesia, beads have always been of particular significance. They were used as currency, for tranding or barter purposes, and were also regarded as treasured ceremonial objects. Some beads were decorated with eye motifs as ayes were believed to have protective powers.

These colourful beads were found in a tomb and it is consequently assumed that they were burial items. Beads were often strewn over the deceased so that their spirits could pay their way in the afterlife.