These rare, collectible opalescent antique moon beads were traded by Dutch and Venetian traders in Ethiopia. Mixed with deep dark blue Dutch glass African Trade beads and a few other glass beads.
84 beads total, more than 60 are moon beads. 27 inches of beads. Most beads on this strand range around 9-12mm diameter with a bead hole size of 2-4mm.
Circa 1800's. Wear from age but few chips or unusable beads. Some beads have pockmarks.
This strand came from the African Trade in this mix of beads.
There are just so many gorgeous beads on this strand!
Antique and Vintage Item 444