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Aluminum Cube Trade Beads Ethiopian Africa

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Title Aluminum Cube Trade Beads Ethiopian Africa
Type of Object Aluminum
People Gabbra or Turkana?
Made In Ethiopia
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition 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 Wear and tarnishing.
Bead Size 5-7 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length Minimum 26 inches (includes string/raffia)

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar. Bead shapes vary per strands, No two strands are identical!

Elegant lightweight aluminum beads probably made by Ethiopia's Gabbra or Turkana people.

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.