October 1, 2011

2nd Borneo International Beads Conference

Are you interested in beads and their culture? Come to Sarawak! Your eyes will be opened and you will be able to enjoy a very unique introduction to a special kind of beads called Borneo Beads.

Heidi Munan the Honorary Curator of Beads of the famous Sarawak Museum has been spearheading the interest in Borneo beads of many years and she has recently written a lovely and indeed very valueable book on Borneo beads.
Beads Of Borneo - Heidi Munan

And if you happen to be in Kuching in October...there is a conference there from 7th to 9th October!!
Beads International Conference 2011 Kuching Borneo
From the flyer....
Sarawak my birthplace has been known for its beautiful beads. These beads known as Borneo Beads are very recognisable by anyone who has interest in the signifance of beads and their culture.

The second edition of International Beads Conference (BIBCo) will be held in Kuching, on the 7-9 October 2011, with conferences, Beads exhibitions and sales and workshops. This international event  is organized by Crafthub Sdn.Bhd.

Special pre– and post– conference tours to the Bario Highlands will be organized for BIBCo participants.

Detailed program on the Crafthub website or by downloading the Bib Co Brochure.

Related posts :
Pua Kumbu Museum in Kuching ; 
The Society Atelier, organises the World Eco Fiber and TextilesForum (WEFT), Kuching;
GERAI OA The Indigenous people stall where you can buy Borneo Beads in KL

Enjoy reading the book and the special event!!


Ann said...

I bought two expensive chains of beads when I visited Kuching.

Ann said...


Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann...yes it is worth keeping those lovely Sarawak/Borneo beads. They do increase in value with time.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann...read your post...lovely photos...

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