|Title||Ebony Wood Trade Beads Inlaid Silver Stripe Mali Africa|
|Type of Object||Wood, metal (unknown metal content)|
|Approximate Age||20th 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||Light wood spots on some beads per strand, and general wear.|
|Bead Size||12-13 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.|
|Strand Length||Minimum 26 inches (includes string/raffia)|
Picture is an example. Yours will be very 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.