A group of 8 old carnelian agate hand cut round beads 11-14mm. These are hand carved and drilled from India 1960s-1970s. Wonderfully irregular.
These beads are from India and were called Beggar Beads. In the 1960s and 1970s they were available in strands of many shapes, sizes and colors of jasper, agate, carnelian, bloodstone and chalcedony.
You will get the exact group pictured.