Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 Views: 42
I'm attaching a bibliography of books and other materials on the history of beads and beadmaking that I hope will be helpful to you. Should your local or college library not have these materials, you can request them through Interlibrary Loan. Our library loans microfiche copies of books, when the microfiche is available; however, other libraries will have many of these materials as well.
You might be particularly interested in the book Beads and Bead makers: Gender, Material Culture, and Meaning, edited by Lidia D. Sciama and Joanne B. Eicher, which looks at women's labor relating to the manufacture of beads.