25 inch Strand of Islamic Blue Glass Beads in mixed bicone, tube and round bead shapes with a few antique glass beads included too.
Most beads on this strand est. circa 1200-1600 with a few from the 1800's.
Nice shapes and gorgeous hues for designing your jewels.
Discovered in Mali. Possibly originally made in Egypt which has a long history of glass bead production. Beads were used for trade throughout the region for travelers visiting Timbuktu etc.
This strand contains 45 beads. Some variation in size from 10-19mm length and up to 6-11mm diameter. One bead chipped. Two with eyes.
Wear commensurate with age.
Ancient Glass Item 111p