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Beadwork is a worldwide craft. Many Americans like doing it, but for some other people it is especially important as an expression of the esthetics of their culture.

The beadwork of the !Kung San people of Southern Africa was the subject of an M.A. thesis by Barbara Palmer.

The Ndebele of South Africa make bold patterns in their beadwork, reflected in the decoration on their houses. This article is by Bucklee Bell.

The remote T'boli of southern Mindanao in the Philippines do both beadwork and make beaded ornaments. Bucklee Bell

Beadwork is important in Afghanistan. Different styles and objects differentiate the largely nomadic tribal groups that occupy the country. Bucklee Bell.


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