This very fine piece ofcollectable and wearable late 20th century Tiboli beadwork is of an exceptional standard. The design itself is elegant and complex, with the side pieces gradually diminishing into connecting stands which hold the piece together. The colours and geometric patterns on the sides are very typical of Tiboli beadwork and the same lace technique may be used to make handles for betel nut baskets etc. Bead workers will know what I mean when I praise the tension of this piece – it is perfect, and the beaded panels flow through your fingers like silk. Depth of Vee is 59 cm /23 inches.