Ashanti Lost Wax Brass Bead Very Rare
The Ashanti are a fascinating people from Ghana. Extremely creative in many different materials. They are known for their lost wax sculptures and beads. I acquired a short strand of these beads many years ago and have never seen any others. I have collected various beads for nearly 40 years and this is very special and rare. I think it is best worn by itself on a cord, but who knows what someone else might like to do with it. It is rather solid, and weighty.. Well, of course a bead of this size cannot weigh too much! 17 mm long. Hard to let it go!