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Copper Coiled Trade Beads Ethiopian African

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Type of Object Copper-colored metal (unknown metal content)
Made In Ethiopia
Traded In Africa
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 Tarnishing, dirt
Bead Size 5 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 22 inches (includes string/raffia). 
Brand Unbranded
Style Beads
Type Strand of Beads

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

Photo is an example. Yours will be similar. You are purchasing one.

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.