4 Old Collectible Ethnic Beads from Aghanistan, Vintage Flat White Metal Bedouin Beads with Flower Design Relief (A)

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$8.00
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$8.00
+ $3.75 shipping
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You will receive 4 beads.

These are old beads from Afghanistan. My research leads me to believe that they are most likely from the early part of the 20th Century (100 years old or close to that). These are fabricated from a white metal of unknown alloy and have a raised relief design in the center of each bead. They are quite rare and highly collectible.

Please keep in mind these are vintage and may not be in perfect condition. Some have small dents and all have a patina consistent with their age. These can be polished if you choose, but I leave them as I find them for those who prefer an aged patina.

***I have a number of similar style beads. Please check my shop for other variations in pattern.**

average - 17mm x 37mm (These are handmade and sizes may vary slightly.) The hole is large enough to accommodate a leather cord and ranges from 3-4 mm.

I have seen these listed at $11 per bead on other sites that deal in antique, ethnic beads.



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***** wunderschöne alte metall beads in exzellentem zustand ***** super qualität & design ***** sehr gut verpackt & schnell versendet ***** top service & kommunikation ***** thank you so much - love the unique various styles! *****
Feb 13, 2018 by bibilc
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Spectacular! Thanks so much, adore them!
Aug 24, 2016 by Susan
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Jul 24, 2016 by Laura3109
Thank you Jean, love these, have never seen these before. Can't wait to use them.
Apr 29, 2015 by Noah2137

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Many of the things you will find in my shop are vintage, ethnic items. Please keep in mind that these are often made by primitive people under primitive circumstances and are rarely what we would consider to be perfect. There may be mismatched jewels, a definite patina and often there are irregularities in the metal. This is common and should be expected with this type of jewelry. I leave the patina in place for those who prefer an aged appearance. Most items can be polished with a mild jewelry cleaner if that is your preference.