Detail & Features
These antique beads are beautifully aged; found in Djenne in Mali, Africa, they are called by this name. Also known as Nila Beads and Roman Glass Beads, these beads were traded into Africa from Italy. These are an alluring shade of aqua blue, with hints of robin's egg, pale blue, and white. It is obvious that these beads have been previously worn, buried to keep safe, and travelled far.
Approx. Bead Size: 5x4mm
Hole Size: .5-1mm
Approx. Number of beads: 260
Approx. Strand Length: 26"
Color: Various Shades of Blue
You could wear these beautiful beads as is, layer them with other necklaces or break the strands apart to create some boho tribal juju of your own.
These beads are old. They do show some dirt and minor chips on some of the edges. I believe that this is part of their beauty, and attests to their age. African beads have such mystery attached to them; they have been worn for decades, travelled across continents, and will be around for hundreds of years to come. Be a part of their history and let these beads bring some magic to your life.
As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Unicef and Americares Nepali relief efforts.
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