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Clay Spindle Whorl Beads Mali Africa 34 Inch

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Title Clay Spindle Whorl Beads Mali Africa 34 Inch
Type of Object Clay (terracotta)
Made In Mali, Africa
Approximate Age 19th or Early 20th Century
Overall Condition Good to fair. 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 Chipping, pitting, erosion and general wear.
Bead Size 22-38 mm diameter. See image with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).
Strand Length 34 inches (including string/raffia).

Additional information: To learn more about these and other fascinating ancient beads please read A BEAD TIMELINE (Lankton).