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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 Pits, dirt, dents and tarnishing.
Bead Size 5-7 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 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.

This strand is not intended to be a ready-to-wear necklace. Although the strand can be worn "as is," the raffia holding it together is not durable and may break with use. For this reason, we recommend that you restring the beads before wearing them.

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.

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