Strand 35 Small Venetian Black and White Eye "Skunk" Beads VB_00541


A strand of 34 small black and white Venetian African Trade Eye beads dating to the mid to late 1800 through the early 1900s. Also referred to as "skunk" and sometimes "thousand eye" or "dot" beads.  Most of the beads are black, but a few are very dark blue as is seen in the main photo. One needs to see it against strong light, as in some light these blue beads just look black.


Length: 5mm - 7.5mm

Diameter: 6mm - 8mm

Hole Size: 2mm

Weight: 18g

Length of strand including raffia: 10 inches

Number of beads: 35 beads

Weights and sizes are approximate.

The beads are in very good antique condition,  but may have nicks, chips, and scratches as appropriate for the age.  Please examine the photos carefully. 

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however, mistakes are possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in the description, we invite you to please get in touch with 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 details.

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 the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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