A Strand of Vintage African Trade Multi-color Agate Beads 0110



These vintage African Trade Agate beads of different shapes and colors ranging from milky white to honey yellow, to brown, gray, and black.

Exactly where these beads came to Africa from is not known. These may be an Idar-Oberstein production, although there is somewhat less precision in the edge cuts than Idar-Oberstein beads typically have. As most of the older Agate and carnelian beads were imported to Africa from India, these may also be old Indian imports.

The beads are generally in good condition, although some show age-appropriate nicks and chips on some beads. There is a natural depression in the center bead which is not a chip. Please see the photos for detail

The strand is approximately 25" long including raffia. There are 26 graduated beads. The largest bead is about 20x10mm, and the smallest is 14 x 8mm.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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