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Trade Beads. | Mixed Hebron (Kano) Beads. Medieval Palestine, traded to the Sudan. The fighting in Darfur took these beads off the market for a couple of years, and now that a few are trickling in, they are very expensive.

Trade Beads. | Mixed Hebron (Kano) Beads. Medieval Palestine, traded to the Sudan. The fighting in Darfur took these beads off the market for a couple of years, and now that a few are trickling in, they are very expensive.

13 Beautiful Ancient Translucent Matte Mint Green Lampworked Beads with Fine Silver and Ename

13 Beautiful Ancient Translucent Matte Mint Green Lampworked Beads with Fine Silver and Enamel by SRA Sarah Klopping

13 Beautiful Ancient Translucent Matte Mint Green Lampworked Beads with Fine Silver and Ename

Artistic Jasper rice gemstone beads (N) 12mm: Wholesale Gemstone Beads - Magpie Gemstones

Artistic Jasper rice gemstone beads (N) 12mm: Wholesale Gemstone Beads - Magpie Gemstones

Necklace from Niger - Amazonite - lenght - 62cm Amazonite was highly prized in Morocco, Mauritania and Niger.  Necklaces like the one shown here, strung with with beads of Niger amazonite, date from ancient times. Reference: "The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry" - France Borel/Bigelow Taylor (1994) - p.49

Necklace from Niger - Amazonite - lenght - 62cm Amazonite was highly prized in Morocco, Mauritania and Niger. Necklaces like the one shown here, strung with with beads of Niger amazonite, date from ancient times. Reference: "The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry" - France Borel/Bigelow Taylor (1994) - p.49

Trade Beads | Matched unusual Venetian beads  | Date: 1800s to early 1900s

Trade Beads | Matched unusual Venetian beads | Date: 1800s to early 1900s

Thirteen Akoso powder glass beads from Ghana dating to the early 1900's. They were made from powdered recycled glass and were made to resemble the Venetian trade beads. | They are often mistakenly called Bodom bead, but Bodoms are made from the wet-core technique and Akoso beads are dry-core

Thirteen Akoso powder glass beads from Ghana dating to the early 1900's. They were made from powdered recycled glass and were made to resemble the Venetian trade beads. | They are often mistakenly called Bodom bead, but Bodoms are made from the wet-core technique and Akoso beads are dry-core

* Old Quartz beads originating in West Africa.  The ancient quartz found in the desert sands of Mali are generally small and uniform in size.  They have well polished surfaces and smallish in size (diameter not normally more than 10 mm).  The other common type as shown in this image, are larger hand cut and crudely-formed oblate or disk-shaped beads.  Image without text belongs to Flickr user Dalbls369.

* Old Quartz beads originating in West Africa. The ancient quartz found in the desert sands of Mali are generally small and uniform in size. They have well polished surfaces and smallish in size (diameter not normally more than 10 mm). The other common type as shown in this image, are larger hand cut and crudely-formed oblate or disk-shaped beads. Image without text belongs to Flickr user Dalbls369.

Gönül Paksoy: From Collection to Creation | Rezan Has Museum

Gönül Paksoy: From Collection to Creation | Rezan Has Museum

jodiijodii / about the handmade

jodiijodii / about the handmade