60 cm. / 23". West African Trade
Ancient “Nila” glass beads strand excavated in Mali. The two cobalt blue anular beads in the center looks to be German glass beads from 1800s.
Nila (meaning “blue”) beads have an unknown origin but scholars guess they proceed from Europe or Middle East and arrived West Africa through trade routes crossing the Sahara many centuries ago.
Worn. Good condition with abrassion and some losses.
Highly collectible and useful as jewelry supplies.
Beads measures: from ø 8 to 12,8 mm.
Strand measures (bead to bead): 60 cm. / 23,6 inches.
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