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Historical Descriptions of Malay "Beadwork"


Hwei-Fe'n Cheah

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Little has been published in English about Malay ceremonial textiles. This article relates early-20th-century beaded examples to historical descriptions and court literature to illustrate the link between beaded and bejeweled hangings.

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