Neolithic stone bead strand from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa | ca. 5000 BC

Neolithic stone bead strand from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa | ca. 5000 BC

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.

Clay Beads Ancient Sao Culture of Chad African

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.

Antique Native American Indian Trade Bead Necklace (Multi Color) …   ? auction  sold $100-  looks pre-columbian

Antique Native American Indian Trade Bead Necklace (Multi Color) … ? auction sold $100- looks pre-columbian

COURAGE & STRENGTH: Black Onyx • Tiger Eye • Gold Tiger Yoga Mala Bead Bracelet

COURAGE & STRENGTH: Black Onyx | Tiger Eye | Gold Tiger Yoga Mala Bead Bracelet

COURAGE & STRENGTH: Black Onyx • Tiger Eye • Gold Tiger Yoga Mala Bead Bracelet

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$

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$

"Arts du Maghreb", collection of amazonite, amber and silver necklace beads from the ancient collection of Van de Velde. | Photo credit: RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Gilles Berizzi

"Arts du Maghreb", collection of amazonite, amber and silver necklace beads from the ancient collection of Van de Velde. | Photo credit: RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Gilles Berizzi

Ancient Islamic Glass Beads w/ Three Pendants 24 - c 900-1200 AD - $ 5,300

Ancient Islamic Glass Beads w/ Three Pendants 24 - c 900-1200 AD - $ 5,300

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

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

Egyptian/Roman necklace, acq. 1906 Egypt, Exhibited museums: Met NY 1920, Boston 1945, MoM CA 1968.

Egyptian/Roman necklace, acq. 1906 Egypt, Exhibited museums: Met NY 1920, Boston 1945, MoM CA 1968.

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