Vintage Idar Oberstein Carnelian Agate Faceted Bi-cone Beads IOB_001A-D


Strand Choice

This Vintage African Trade Idar Oberstein Agate Strand was traded in Nigeria. The beads were cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. The date back to mid to the end of the 19th century.

The beads are generally in good condition, although show age-appropriate nicks at chips the edges.

The strand is 26" long including raffia (about 20" long just beads). Bicone faceted beads range from about 20x9 mm to 42x14 mm.
Weights and sizes are approximate.

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