What exactly is a bead? One definition offered by Merriam Webster is "a small piece of material pierced for threading on a string or wire (as in a rosary)." Throughout history, they've been used for spiritual/devotional purposes, as worry beads, gaming beads, for medicinal purposes, and as a form of currency. They're considered to be one of the oldest forms of trade in history.
Grapheme-Color Synesthesia is a neurological disorder where the affected individual experiences letters, numbers or words as colors. It's a condition present in 2-4% of the population. Photographer Sam Mohan collaborates with designer Param Sahibto in this colorful fashion shoot photographed in Bangalore, India.