Wearing Beads, Anglo-Saxon fashion

Launching the education programme at the Antoinette Centre for 2018 is a workshop from Mobile-archaeology exploring Anglo-Saxon Bling.

The Anglo-Saxon people made use of highly decorated beads, made using many exotic materials to create elaborate necklaces and adornments for their clothing. Bead sets were the ‘must have’ item for Anglo-Saxon women.

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The workshop at the Antoinette Centre will use examples of beads found in the excavation of Anglo-Saxon graves to explore how these objects were manufactured and worn, and how the type, arrangement and position of beads can be used to trace fashions in Anglo-Saxon costume and reveal  the customs and beliefs of these people.

The workshop will be provided by Helen Harrington of Mobile-Archaeology and will be held at the Antoinette Centre between 10:00 am – 12:30 pm on Saturday, 28th April 2018 and costs £20.00

Go to the mobile-archaeology website to book now for the workshop.

If you’d like a sneak peak at the world of Saxon beads, here’s a link to some VM_365 project articles on the amber beads found at Monkton, Thanet which are shown above and  a set of glass beads found in a grave at the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Sarre, in Thanet

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