By StephanieV. November 5th, 2012
A carnelian bead found at Harappa artificially colored with white lines and circles using a special bleaching technique developed by the ancient Indus inhabitants. For more information read Kenoyer and Vidale's paper Carnelian Bead Production in Khambat, India: An Ethnoarchaeological Study.
See also Single Bead Pot (Collection).