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Bida Trade Bead Old European Nigerian African

Regular Price: $19.00

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Product #: 100154
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Title Bida Trade Bead Old European Nigerian African
Other Names bida beads, russian blues
Type of Object wound glass, faceted glass
Made In Nigeria, Europe
Traded In Nigeria
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Good. 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 Some pitting and general wear.
Bead Size 14 mm diameter, 20 mm p-p. See picture with penny for size comparison.


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