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Copper Cylinder Beads Ethiopia African

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Title Copper Cylinder Beads Ethiopia African
Type of Object Copper-colored metal (copper content unknown)
Made In Ethiopia
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 2 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).
Strand Length 30 inches (including string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Beaded
Type Necklace

Photo is an example. Yours will be similar.

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.