These beautiful large Rondelle shaped bone beads were made in Kenya and have a tribal striped design that resembles zebra stripes. Hand-carved from cow bone, the beads are then dyed in a method known as batik - a wax relief process. Wax is applied to each bead by hand and then hand-dyed, so each bead is uniquely patterned and all look slightly different. They have an inlaid wooden core and they are very light weight for their large size. Because these are handmade, there are slight irregularities in their sizes, carving shapes and wood plugs in the middle. These are great for making bold statement tribal jewelry pieces or wearing as is.
Approximate Number of Beads: 40 Bead Size: 22-25mm x 12-14mm Hole Size: 2mm Strand Length: 26"
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Our business is rooted in our love of hand craftsmanship, history, and authenticity. We work carefully to source items that are uniquely hand-made as well as hard to find vintage items from remote areas in Africa. Sourced from materials (such as recycled glass and metal) that use low impact, sustainable and ethical processes, we employ artisans and craftspeople in a place rich with bead making history.
We believe in supplying designers and collectors with the most beautiful handmade items that not only have a rich history, but will last for generations. We love these beads and we love seeing beads transform into beautiful jewelry designs. We source directly from the makers so our items are priced at wholesale, but we offer discount prices for bulk orders. Please send us a screenshot of orders over $300 and will send customized order with special discount.
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