Bead and Reel is characterized by a single row of molded, alternating beads and thin, vertical double lines. It may be difficult to distinguish this element from Bead and Reel 02, which consists of alternating oval lozenges with two thin lines oriented on a diagonal. The key differences between these two bands are the size of the beads and lozenges and the fact that Bead and Reel 02 is meant to look like a twisted cable or rope. The beads on Bead and Reel 01 are more circular and pronounced.
The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:
|Bead and Reel|
|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Exterior||Rim||Molded||No Applied Color||Bead and Reel 01||Individual A|