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Ebony Wood Trade Beads Inlaid Silver Stripe Mali Africa

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Title Ebony Wood Trade Beads Inlaid Silver Stripe Mali Africa
Type of Object Wood, metal (unknown metal content)
Made In Mali
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 9-12 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length Minimum 24 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.