Islamic Beadmaking: Beads from Islamic Central Asia. The bead at top right was made in Bokhara, U.S.S.R., around the turn of the century. The one at top left is presently being exported from Uzbekistan, U.S.S.R. The three at the bottom were made in Herat, Afghanistan, ca. 1978. The longest bead is 3 cm long.
Photo by P. Francis, Jr.