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Hebron "Cousins" Trade Beads Yellow Slices Africa

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Title Hebron "Cousins" Trade Beads Yellow Slices African
Other Names Kano beads
Type of Object Wound glass
Made In Africa
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Mid 19th-20th Century
Overall Condition Fair. 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 chips and pitting.
Bead Size 8-18 mm diameter range. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length Minimum 24 inches (includes string/raffia)

Additional information: Hebron beads were made with dead sea salts and date to the mid 1800s or earlier. The most common color for these is a dull yellow ochre. Shades of blues and green are much more uncommon. Black with color specks is the rarest of the Hebron beads. To find out more information on Hebron beads please see BEADS OF THE WORLD (Francis).