C O N F E R E N C E R E P ORT : B O R N E O I N T E R N A T I O N A L B E A D S C O N F E R E N C E 2 0 1 0 Hwei-F’en Cheah – TAASA Review December 2010


This article was originally found in the December 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 26).

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B eads have been an integral and continuing part of the material culture of many peoples in Sarawak, the location of the inaugural Borneo International Beads Conference (BIBCo) 2010.

Organised by Crafthub Sarawak, a non-profit organisation, the conference took place in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, on 9-10 October this year.

Bringing together international bead and beadwork makers, researchers, curators and users, the conference reflected on traditions and current directions in Southeast Asian beads and beadwork...