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Bida Blue Glass Trade Beads Nigerian African 26 Inch

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Title Bida Blue Glass Trade Beads Nigerian African 26 Inch
Type of Object Wound glass.
Made In Nigeria
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th Century
Overall Condition Good. 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.
Bead Size 6-8 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter)
Strand Length 26 inches (includes string/raffia)

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Unusual handmade wound glass beads from Bida, Nigeria. Beautiful colors.


Additional information: For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, available from Africa Direct.