Old African Granite Beads. These amazing beads come from Mali in north western Africa
Best accounts believe these beads were probably made about 100-200 years ago. These are quite rough and very very large.
Quantity: 30 inch strand
Length 15-30 mm
Width 10-30 mm
Height 15-30 mm
Hole 2-4 mm (not guranteed)
Color: black and white
Grade: Handmade, rustic, antique
Please note, these are hand made beads. Part of the beauty is that they are all different and show the beautiful craft in making them. Because of this, every bead is different and special but the dimensions quoted are estimates of a few beads. We try to do our best but we cannot be precise. These beads are rough. They are hand made, and rustic. Expect this, that is what makes them beautiful.
THESE ARE HAND MADE, THE SIZES VARY QUITE A BIT FROM BEAD TO BEAD AND FROM STRAND TO STRAND. YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED ALL SIZES ON ALL STRANDS. IF YOU NEED A PARTICULAR SIZE ASK IN ADVANCE.
Please note, these are old and some may appear chipped or cracked, expect this, it is how these beads come. They are not damaged, they are very old.
Please note, these are hand made beads. Part of the beauty is that they are all different and show the beautiful craft in making them. Because of this, every bead is different and special but the dimensions quoted are estimates of a few beads. We try to do our best but we cannot be precise. You may find that one bead on your strand is not fully formed or appears broken, expect this, these are old and should be loved for their intrinsic rustic oldness.
******************ABOUT THESE BEADS*******************
These were hand made one to two hundred years ago, by hand in Mali, Africa. These are being sold in a fair, free market. This style of bead has been produced by African tribes for trade or dress purposes for centuries.
THESE ARE HANDMADE AND EVERY STRAND IS DIFFERENT. WE HAVE SELECTED A FEW TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ENTIRE LOT FOR PHOTOS, YOUR STRAND MAY BE SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE SHOWN. EXPECT THIS AND KNOW THIS IS WHAT MAKES THESE BEADS SPECIAL. NO TWO BEADS OR STRANDS ARE EXACTLY ALIKE. EXPECT SOME VARIATIONS.
NOTE: THESE ARE NATURAL STONES, THEREFORE ALL SIZES/NUMBERS PER STRANDS GIVEN ARE APPROXIMATIONS. SOME BEADS MAY BE LARGER OR SMALLER THAN THOSE LISTED, SOME STRANDS MAY HAVE MORE OR LESS BEADS THAN STATED. WE DO OUR BEST TO MAKE ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS BUT THESE ARE NATURAL UNTREATED, BEADS WE CANNOT BE PRECISE.