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Mixed Graduated Teal Blue Faded Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali - Rita Okrent Collection (AT0629)

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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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I am so happy that I was able to purchase a strand of these beads while they were still available. I have had a variety of "ancient glass" beads over the years; these are by far the truest example. I may use a few in designs here and there, but I think the vast majority will stay with me. I love them. You cannot go wrong with the RitaOkrentCollection. Thank you!
Apr 12, 2018 by norbel
Sep 25, 2017 by Norbert Greenwood-White
They are a treasure. They even have such a good sandy smell! Thanks so much! :)
Sep 21, 2017 by baldi320
Beautiful colors and texture! I love these, great shop! Shipped quick, thank you Jocelyne!
Aug 18, 2017 by Deborah Brown
These are gorgeous - beautiful colors, and I love the texture. Thank you!
Jun 27, 2017 by Gwenyth Lafleur

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