To accurately categorize the objects has proven to be somewhat
tricky. As it is, so many "artifacts" are indeed hybrids: they may
have been manufactured with materials from one place, then shipped
into another region altogether, to be marketed and sold there.
Our promise to you is, that we try to place the items as best as we
can. While we are doing more intensive research, you may notice that
some objects will be moved into a different category. But then,
that's exactly the beauty of beads: connecting societies over
distance and time. Enjoy!
Please stay posted.
Until the brick-and-mortar museum is ready, you can see many of the
artifacts in this virtual museum. Thousands have yet to be photographed
and catalogued, and they will be added as time allows.