This bunch was purchased in Mauritania, West Africa some years ago.
Most of the authentic beads on the market today are dated to the late 1800s. African trade beads have been in use since around the 15th century however, and many folks like to collect them.
Early Bohemian glass will not be uniform in size or color and it will display some translucency with inclusions. Later & modern pieces will be uniform in shape and their color will be flat with a matt finish.
These grape shaped pieces are available in bunches of 5 and you may choose the amount you want from the menu above. They measure approximately 2 x 2.5 cm each. Should you want a different amount, just holler loud and feel free to contact me.
Other pieces in the above pictures are not included in the listing, tho, should you be interested, again, just drop me a note.
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