Mixed Graduated Teal Blue Faded Ancient Glass Excavated Medium Nila Beads, Mali, W. Africa (AT0629)
This group is a little more worn with age. Strands measure approximately 25" each. Bead sizes range from 6-11mm in diameter depending on strand, so please let me know what size beads you prefer.
The colors of the beads in these strands come out when treated with a tiny bit of olive oil (rub a little on your hands and then handle the beads). It brings out all their blues and greens!
Also referred to as Dardig beads.
Made along the river Niger. Excavated in Mali.
600-1000 years old.
The beads in the photos are representative of available strands - your strand will look very similar.
African Trade Item 0629
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