Type of bead: Wood, silver-colored metal (unknown silver content)
Made in: Mali
Approximate age: 20th century
Overall condition: Good. Small chips. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Bead size: See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand length: 28 inches with string
Additional information: For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, available from Africa Direct.
Product ID: 64236