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PRODUCT DETAILS

+ Title - Ostrich Egg Shell Heishi Trade Beads Africa 26 Inch
+ Type of Object - Ostrich egg shell
+ Made In - South Africa
+ Traded In - Africa
+ Overall Condition - Good to fair. Some of these 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.
+ Damage/Repair - Chips and pits
+ Bead Size - 4-16 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
+ Strand Length - 26 inches (includes string/raffia)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Picture is an example, yours will be similar.

Additional information: The use of ostrich egg shell to make these small "heishi" disks is a South African tradition dating back 20,000 years.

Strings of Ostrich eggshell beads are still worn atall ritual ceremonies by San in the Kalahari who believe that they have supernatural potency. Women make the beads and string them and they are valued items for gift exchange.

ME0718


SKU: 122560
PRODUCT DETAILS

+ Title - Ostrich Egg Shell Heishi Trade Beads Africa 26 Inch
+ Type of Object - Ostrich egg shell
+ Made In - South Africa
+ Traded In - Africa
+ Overall Condition - Good to fair. Some of these 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.
+ Damage/Repair - Chips and pits
+ Bead Size - 4-16 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
+ Strand Length - 26 inches (includes string/raffia)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Picture is an example, yours will be similar.

Additional information: The use of ostrich egg shell to make these small "heishi" disks is a South African tradition dating back 20,000 years.

Strings of Ostrich eggshell beads are still worn atall ritual ceremonies by San in the Kalahari who believe that they have supernatural potency. Women make the beads and string them and they are valued items for gift exchange.

ME0718


SKU: 122560

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Ostrich Egg Shell Heishi Trade Beads Africa 26 Inch 122560

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply
  • Craft type: Beading
  • Materials: Iron, Beads, ostrich, egg, shell
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