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Designed and Handcrafted in Bisbee, Arizona

African Trade Bead With Agate Necklace Collection #11 with Two Sliding Knots.


This necklace can be worn in different lengths because it is made on strong cotton cord with two sliding knots. The focal bead is an antique Agate bead cut in Cambay India and carried on the trade routeds to Africa. The small Turquoise colored glass beads are White Hearts made in the 1900s. They are glass and come on raffia cord which tells me they are African Trade Beads. The copper hishi are traditionally made by the Giriama Tribe in Kenya. The necklace can be worn between the lengths of 22 to 28 inches. The little brown glass spacers are Prosser beads made in England in the early 1900s.. The Agate bead is framed with Copper. When I name sources, it is fun to go and research them...the Internet has so much more information about Tribal beads than in the past and it is a fascinating subject, especially as many of these beads are becoming more and more difficult to find.

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