Jatim Beads, Ancient Beads from East Java
Ancient Jatim were produced in Java in the first milleniium AD. They are large and small polychrome beads named for their close association with east Java, or Jawa Timor. Between 300 and 700CE there was extensive international trade to the east and west, and the Indonesian bead making style was influence the the Roman mosaic and millefiori beads. Jatim beads include the millefioi mosaic beads that have a thin layer of preformed cane slices over a monochrome core. Pelangi (meaning rainbow) and zebra beads have a distinctive patter of combed stripes and two or four colors Jatim beads also include a hexagonal bicone shape.