Chevron beads are sometimes called star beads or rosetta in Italian. They are drawn, layered beads. The majority of chevrons were shaped by grinding but the three to five layer chevrons were generally reheated during which they became slightly rounded. In West Africa chevron beads are referred to by the Hausa word Bakim Mutum. The first chevrons were seven layered and made at the end of the fifteenth century and during the sixteenth century.