Ancient Thai Beads : From U-Thong to Dvaravati, Hardback Book

Ancient Thai Beads : From U-Thong to Dvaravati Hardback


In the pre-historic period in the archaeology of Thailand, beads are among the most exciting finds.

Easily transportable, hard and durable, one bead can provide a mass of information.

Usually found as part of grave assemblages, the quantity of beads found can give an excellent indication as to the wealth of the buried person, while exotic beads bear witness to ancient trade routes.Some beads were carved for the beauty of the stone, while others also had religious or ritual significance.

Other materials include gold, pottery and glass.In this important book, long-time collector and expert, examines the history of Thai beads from the period of U-Thong until the Dvaravati era of around the 6th-8th centuries AD.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 220 pages, 200
  • Publisher: River Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: pre-history
  • ISBN: 9786167339887



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