A Short Strand of 10 Venetian African Trade Beads CRBM_10704


A set of 10 African trade beads dating to the late 1800 - early 1900s.  These beads are commonly referred to as "black skunk", and sometimes as  "thousand eyes" beads.  There are three types of these beads presented:  three with many partially overlapping mostly white eyes, some, rarer, with white, bride red, and blue eyes, and some with more sparsely located white eyes.  A nice variety.

Number of beads 10

Size 12mm

Hole size 2-3mm

These beads are in good antique condition, but they have traveled far and wide, and some wear such as discoloration, nicks, scratches, and chips is expected.

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Weights and sizes are approximate.

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