Favorite Excavated Blue Glass Medium Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali.
These wonderful blue glass Nila (also known as Dardig beads) are as much as a thousand years old and are found in the sands of Mali, from old trading caravans.
These beads measure 4-5mm hole to hole and 4-11mm diameter.
The specific strand in the first photo is still available and includes a broken antique European glass focal bead.
Approximately 150 beads / strand.
African Item 0422d