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Strand of old Nila Beads, Mali 05.09.076

These beads are also called "Dardig" beads (in Mali). They were excavated from the sands of the desert after trading caravans got stranded and left them there. They are several hundred to a thousand years old. A beautiful mixed array of ocean colours the characteristic patina that ancient buried glass takes on.

  • Ref.:05.09.076
  • Size:Length: 640 mm: diameter of beads. 5 - 9 mm
  • Weight:32 gr

Category

  • Antiques Beads 05.09West-, Central- & North Africa 29.01
  • BEADS & BEADWORKS 05REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • West and Central Africa
  • MALI
  • Not specified

Material

  • Glass and EarthGlass

Quality

  • Antiques (object shows signs of long use)Collectible (fine or rare example of an object)Good overall conditions (signs of use, small imperfections)

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