We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are generally handmade in small communities. Style and availability vary greatly.
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Approximately 11-13mm woven open-work cast round beads, with various wound and woven patterns. These are large hole beads, with a 2-3mm hole. 44-50 beads per 18-20" strand. Heavy beads, cast from individually-made wax patterns.