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Bida Blue Glass Trade Beads Nigerian African 33 Inch

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Product #: 125889
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Title Bida Blue Glass Trade Beads Nigerian African 33 Inch
Other Names Bida beads
Type of Object wound glass
Made In Nigeria
Traded In Nigeria
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to good. Some pitting and general wear. 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 7-10 mm in diameter. Please see picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).
Strand Length 33 inches (includes string/raffia)


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.