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We were thrilled to find these exceedingly rare hand carved Hedaio beads. The miniature folk art of fruit pit carving has been practiced in China for centuries. This is an early mid 20th century elaborate and finely carved bead depicting a dragon that wraps around the bead surrounded by stylized clouds. This bead was acquired from a long time collector and we were extremely fortunate to find them. Carvings with this level of handwork are not being produced today. Each is individually hand carved and vary slightly in size and detail. Average size is 36x20mm with a 2mm hole. Each one is a small work of art, completely hand carved and hollowed out with meticulous detail. Sold individually.