A strand of Rare Venetian and Dutch Dogon African Trade Beads CRBM_10643


A 30" strand of rare blue old European African Trade beads in blue.  Most of the beads are rare blue with black eyes Venetian beads;  interspaced with barrel-shaped monochrome blue beads frequently referred to as "Dutch Dogon", as they were favored by the Dogon people, traded there by the Dutch.  The origin of these beads, however, is likely Bohemian. 

African trade beads dating to the late 1800s - early 1900s. 

Number of beads: 68 beads

Size (mm): 5mm - 18mm x 10mm - 15mm

Hole size (mm): 2mm - 3mm

Weight (g): 205g

Strand with raffia (inches): 28 inches

These beads are in fair antique condition, some showing a lot of age-appropriate wear such as nicks, scratches, discoloration, and chips.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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