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Masai Glass Spacer Beads
Masai glass spacer beads from Africa are sometimes also called Gumba, Goomba or Goombah beads.
These are white to off-white glass or porcelain beads, usually in a tile-bead shape, but sometimes in a more-rounded shape like a large seed bead. In the past our Masai spacers were from Kenya (on the East coast of Africa). Our most-recent find of these beads (coming soon - these will be online by the end of June) were collected in Nigeria, and with a new name: Gumba or Goomba beads.
Either way, these beads were generally made in Europe and traded to Africa in the early 1900's. Depending on where they ended up, they are called either Masai spacers, or Goomba beads.