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Mauritanian Carved White Conus Shell Beads, West Africa - Rita Okrent Collection (AT0627d)

Mauritanian White Conus Shell Beads.

These off-white conus shell beads are often used as traditional decorative hair beads.

These beads on this strand come in sets of 2 and are often used as necklace closures by local jewelry makers in North and West Africa and for decorative purposes in traditional tribal cultures.

Approximately 150 graduated beads (77 pairs). Largest bead measures 12 diameter, while smallest measures 8mm.

24” of beads, not counting raffia.

African Trade Item 0627d

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