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Africa Direct

Yellow Hebron Trade Beads African

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Other Names Kano beads
Type of Object Glass, Dead Sea salt
Made In Hebron
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Early to Mid 19th 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 Pitting, chips, dirt.
Bead Size 12-21 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 26 inches (including string/raffia).
Brand Unbranded
Style Trade Beads
Type Strand of Beads

Picture is an example, yours will be similar.

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.

Richly-textured Hebron beads in an earthy yellow color. These beads are becoming harder and harder to find.

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).