Mixed Graduated Teal Blue Faded Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali
This group is a little more worn with age. Strands measure approximately 25" each. Bead sizes range from 6-11mm in diameter.
The colors of the beads in these strands come out when treated with a tiny bit of olive oil (rub a little on your hands and then handle the beads). It brings out all their blues and greens!
Also referred to as Dardig beads.
Made along the river Niger. Excavated in Mali.
600-1000 years old.
African Item 0629