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Hebron "Cousins" Trade Beads Yellow African 36 Inch

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Title Hebron "Cousins" Trade Beads Yellow African 36 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 Pitting and chips.
Bead Size 10 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 36 inches. (includes string/raffia)

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).