|Approximate Age||Early 1900s|
|Overall Condition||Good. A few large pits. 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.|
|Damage/Repair||Tiny chips and pits|
|Bead Size||6-8 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).|
|Strand Length||26 inches (includes string/raffia)|
From the collection of Austin Cooper, whose collection, built over 30 years, contained superb examples of ancient beads, Venetian and other European trade beads, Bodom, Akoso, and Kiffa beads, Jatim and other rare Asian beads. Austin had a superb eye, and Africa Direct is proud to be able to offer his beads, his legacy, many of which are of a quality rarely available today.
Recommended Reading: HISTORY OF BEADS (Dubin)