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Hebron "Cousins" Mixed End of Day Yellow African 34 Inch

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Title Hebron "Cousins" Mixed End of Day Yellow African 34 Inch
Other Names Kano beads
Type of Object Wound glass; NOT real sea salt glass
Made In Hebron
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Mid 19th-20th Century
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 Pits, 4 chipped beads and one bead has a large chip.
Bead Size 11-18 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 34 inches. (includes string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Hebron Cousins
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 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: 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).