Ancient Excavated Small Granite Gneiss Beads from West Africa (VB_0725)


On offer are several strands of Ancient Granite (Gneiss) stone Tribal beads excavated in the D'Jenne region of Mali. These are small beads, ranging approximately 7-12mm in length and about 5mm in diameter. These are approximations, as no two beads are exactly alike.

The listing is for ONE strand, the photos show several strands together, and individual strands can be clearly seen in the scale photo.  Individual strands are extremely similar.

The strands are approximately 30" with stringing, with the weight approximately 35g each

These tribal beads, beautiful and impressive in their primitiveness, are believed to be about 1000 years old.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however, mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in the description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

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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