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Baluch Silver Bead Hollow Big Iran Afghanistan Loose

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Product #: 68321
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Title Baluch Silver Bead Hollow Big Iran Afghanistan Loose
Type of Object Silver metal (unknown silver content)
Made In Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan
Approximate Age 19th or 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to Good. 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 Dents, minor cracks, and general wear.
Bead Size 33mm diameter, 50mm p-p. See picture with penny for size comparison.


Additional information: Baluch is a term commonly used to designate nomadic tribes of Eastern Iran and Western Afghanistan. They are also found as far north as the Merv Oasis in Turkmenistan, as well as in Eastern Baluchistan. They are primarily known for their weaving. Baluchi weavings are often rather somber in color, as most of the yarns use the natural color of the wool, black, brown, rust, beige, and white, with a touch of indigo dyed yarn.

These beautiful beads are characteristic of the Baluchi people. The holes are always very large, as the beads are often slipped on to hair braids. These beads come in a variety of sizes and weights, and are much sought after by collectors. These beads can also be found in Oman, as there is a sizable community of Baluchi guest workers in Oman.