Sixty years ago every woman in Borneo wore strands of glass beads. Glass beads were the most desirable commodity among the Dayak tribes for centuries. The bead’s necklaces were inherited by successive generations.
Tribal, colorful necklaces of Borneo have become popular items among collectors of old tribal jewelry in the past 40 years. Thousands of kilograms of glass beads, which were imported in Borneo for 1,000 years, left the island.