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Clay Terracotta Beads Fishing Weights Huge Sudan Mali Africa 46 Inch

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Title Clay Terracotta Beads Fishing Weights Huge Sudan Mali Africa 46 Inch
Other Names clay beads, fish net weights
Type of Object Clay, Terracota
Made In Mali, Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan
Traded In Mali
Approximate Age unknown, could be ancient
Overall Condition Poor to fair. 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 Pits, cracks, chips, dust and dirt.
Bead Size 36-49 mm dia. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 46 inches (includes string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Beaded
Type Necklace

BIG and unusual old terracotta beads from Africa. The origins of these beads is uncertain but it is thought these were originally used to weigh down fish nets.

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