Rare and hard to find, these exquisite large antique glass "moon" beads were traded between the Dutch and people of East Africa/Ethiopia.
Circa 1700s - 1800's.
This very special strand has several smaller translucent Dutch moon beads (22 smaller) and many medium and larger beads - 54 beads in all. Some beads may be European glass and do not have the same translucence but are very nice and useful and are also antique (1800's).
Larger beads measure in the 20mm range.
Antique and Vintage Item 547