Large collection of strings of glass beads, originating from the Syrian region and produced in the 14-17th Cent. Beautiful blue colour, some beads are worn on the surface. Found in former homesteads in Central-Mali.
Strings of glass-paste beads or "Hebron"-beads of different colours. Produced in Palestine in the 19th Cent.
Red and yellow copper spiraled beads, worn around the neck on thick leather cords. L. 10-15 cm. Borana, Southern-Ethiopia.
A collection of brightly coloured tradebeads from Venice; "Millefiori"-beads. Produced in the early 20th Cent.
Glass triangular beads. Bohemian production from the 1960-70's. Used in Mali by Fulani women as "wedding beads".
Strings of small “drop beads” or “wedding beads”, made in the Czech Republic in the 1960-1970's. Worn by Fulani-women in Mali.
Collection of yellow/red glass beads, made in Bohemia in the 1960-70's and exported to Ethiopia for use by different tribes in the South. The yellow beads are made to imitate amber. Diam. 30 x 17 cm.
Blue and white glass beads, produced in Amsterdam in the 17-18th Cent. Nice translucent beads, worn in the Guinea's of West-Africa.
Well-used powder-glass beads, produced locally in Ghana as imitations of expensive European imports. From the 1950-70's. Ashanti-people.
Several ropes of very old bakelite (phenolic resin) beads, probably produced in Germany in the 1920-40's. Very popular in North- and West-Africa with Berber and Fulani tribes. Used as an imitation of amber.
A collection of beautiful "ellbow"-beads made in Venice in the late 19th and early 20th Cent. Millefiori-beads. Found in Ghana.
A collection of blue and white glass beads, made in Amsterdam in the 17th-18th Cent. Found in West-Africa.