Africa | Sao culture ancient clay bead neckace | Made in Chad/Sudan | Age unknown but possibly ancient; the Sao culture of the Chad is now extinct, but these beads have been passed down through the generations to the present day.
by Anna Holland | Necklace; antique blue Hebron beads made in the Middle East from Dead Sea salts and sand (often traded in Africa), two collectible antique "end of day" beads, thought to be made from glass fragments cleaned up by beadmakers at the end of each day, a jasper bead, a large old stone bead, and amber/brown-colored pitted glass beads found in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Silver cones and sterling silver hook and eye clasp | 425$
Nice Antique RARE Excavated Carnelian Stone Mali African Trade Beads 28 Inches | This is a great strand from my collection. A FANTASTIC LONG STRAND OF ANTIQUE RARE EXCAVATED CARNELIAN AGATE STONE MALI AFRICAN TRADE BEADS. MOST OF THE BEADS ON THE STRAND HAVE THE OLD PRIMITIVE HOLLOWED OUT BORED DRILL HOLES FROM SOME TYPE OF REVOLVING TOOL. These beads have the nice worn feel to them which you only get from the old beads like this strand. #tradebeads