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Hebron "Cousins" Trade Beads Yellow African 31 Inch

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Title Hebron "Cousins" Trade Beads Yellow African 31 Inch
Other Names Kano beads
Type of Object Wound glass; NOT real sea salt glass
People Baule
Made In Hebron
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Mid 19th-20th Century
Overall Condition Fair. 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 Chips and pitting.
Bead Size 12-16 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 31 inches. (includes string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Beaded
Type Strand of beads

Hebron beads were made with dead sea salts and date to the mid 1800s or earlier. The most common color for these is a dull yellow ochre. Shades of blues and green are much more uncommon. Black with color specks is the rarest of the Hebron beads. To find out more information on Hebron beads please see BEADS OF THE WORLD (Francis).