Mauritanian Kiffa African trade bead strand. b11-mi-2067cs(e)

Mauritanian Kiffa African trade bead strand. b11-mi-2067cs(e)

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Beautiful Mauritanian African trade beads. These are a type of powder glass beads handmade in the town of Kiffa. The beads are made with crushed glass moistened with saliva and formed around a core without a mold. Firing is on a bed of charcoal. Each bead is individually hand decorated. The antique Kiffa beads are very rare. New ones have been made in the region beginning in the 1980s using the ancient technique. The making of these beads requires considerable skill The three larger beads average 24mm long and the 32 round beads average 9mm. You will get this exact strand.

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