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6 Chevrons Faux Painted Clay Beads Cameroon Africa

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Title 6 Chevrons Faux Painted Clay Beads Cameroon Africa
Type of Object Clay
Made In East Africa
Approximate Age Unknown
Overall Condition Good for the most part, several poor with paint 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.
Damage/Repair worn paint and chips; some pitting
Bead Size 16-20 mm diameter, 30-42 mm p-p. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).


Picture is an example, yours will be similar.


These clay beads have been painted to look like Venetian Chevrons. 

For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, $69.95 from Africa Direct.


From African Beads: Jewels of a Continent:


Before imported glass beads became available in any quantity, jewelry was made from other materials such as wood, nuts and seeds, stone, iron and clay.