Excavated Faded Medium Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali - AT0423

Ancient Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali. Faded worn white or green brown with some blue and some pale yellow hues.

These beads are also called "Dardig" beads (in Mali). They were excavated from the sands of the desert after trading caravans got stranded and left them there. They are several hundred to a thousand years old.

Bead sizes vary between 6-9mm diameters.

These are newly posted strands.

African Item 0423

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