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Strand of Carnelian Beads

Strand of Carnelian Beads

Regular price €165,00
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Early 20th century, Morocco, North Africa & Mali, West Africa.

Stunning strand of powder glass beads and delicate antique carnelian agate beads, hand-carved in India during the early 20th century and traded in Mali, West Africa, with addition of fine translucent Moroccan amber beads (that are imitatating real amber resin, when in fact they are produced from the natural resin of gum trees) and various bone beads. Irregular round, rectangular and barrel shapes. Modern string. Traces of wearing and handling over many years. Robust condition with some minor chips & digs. Colors vary from light carnelian color to amber yellow and deeper dark orange. Strand c. 70,0cm with 29 unique beads. 

Provenance: Finnish private collection

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