Red jasper Beads from Nigeria
 


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AFB  1  -  31 * 27 mm
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From the Kings of Benin and Ife 1000 to 1300 A.D.


Amazonite bead
 
 



AFB  2   - 52 * 33 mm
'Primitive' Amazonite bead from Mali

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FULANI BEADS
 
 




 


 
AFB  3  -  131 * 43 *38 mm
Huge white agate bead -

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These beads are the largest in my entire collection. Most probably they come from the semi nomadic Fulani tribe. They are even today used as a sign of high status, very much the same way western urban people to day wear rolex watches. They are made with an ancient technique: posihed on a wet stone and drilled by hand. The ancient origin of these beads can be traced back to the caravan routes leading to India. They were later made locally. As you can observe in the patina on these beads, the large bead below is probably much older than the one above.
 
 

 

AFB  4  -  111 * 47 * 37 mm
 

   



AFB  5  -  73 * 27 mm



AFB  6  -  51 * 22 mm


AFB  7  - 
35 * 17 mm
 


The two last small beads have been sourced in Namibia from the Himba tribe. That shows how beads are great travelers and do not only stick to a particular tribe as ornaments and signs of status.
 
 



AFB  8  -  49 * 29 * 27 mm



AFB  9  -  77 * 27 mm



AFB  10  -  109 * 34 mm


AFB  11  -  63 * 40 mm
 


These large beads are most probably from India. Displayed in the section Carnelian & Sardonyx Beads you will find a similar bead sourced from North West India.
 

 

 


Ancient jasper beads

AFB  12  -  Largest tubular bead 21 * 7 mm

 

   


Various carnelian beads from Morocco

AFB  13  -  Largest bead (buttom right) 28 * 10 mm
 

   


Amulet carnelian bead


AFB  14  -  28 * 12 mm
 

   


Ancient and old Moroccan amber


 AFB  15  - 
 

 

 


      
AFB  16 -  17 * 11 mm
 

   


 
AFB  17  -  15 * 6 mm
 

   


'Primitive' Crystal Beads

 
AFB  18  -  Average 33 mm
 

   


'Primitive' Glass Beads

 

  


AFB  19 - 
 

 

 

 

   

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