|Title||19 Painted Clay Beads Chevron Imitations Cameroon Africa Loose|
|Type of Object||Clay|
|Made In||East Africa|
|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||worn paint and chips; some pitting|
|Bead Size||15 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).|
|Strand Length||14 inches of beads|
These clay beads have been painted as 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.