Antique Kiffa - Single Beads
Old Kiffa have become increasingly more difficult and very much more expensive
to find in undamaged condition ... we were so lucky to find really lovely beads, which were perfectly formed and fine examples ... consequently most have been sold.
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Click HERE to see how some of the previous year's finds looked when strung.
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Click
HERE to see some fantastic photographs, courtesy of our friend Tasart, which expertly show just how beautiful the beads with translucent cores look, when they are backlit.

ks 560-01
10 x 14 sm chip
 £20

ks 560-02
9 x 13 mm
 £26

ks 560-03
15 x 11 mm
 £12

ks 560-04
13 x 11 end chip
 £8

ks 560-06
4 x 7 mm
 £10

ks 560-07
5 x 5 mm
 £10

ks 552-34
11 x 13 mm
 £26   Sold

ks 552-35
8 x 11 mm
 £22   Sold

ks 555-14
10 x 14 mm
 £26   Sold

ks 552-39
16 x 11 mm
 £60   Sold

ks 555-21
12 x 9 mm
 £36   Sold

ks 555-25
10 x 12 mm
 £18   Sold

From the early 2000ís Modern Kiffa production began to be a little more refined - this bead has been carefully made and is a good representation of the earliest designs.

ks 554-82
24 x 14 mm
 
£68  Sold

Reverse view



ks 555-10
12 x 6 mm  £28 

Click HERE to read about my first trip to Kiffa - Mauritania - in February 2001
and
HERE for an account of my return visit in the Summer of 2005

ks 551-08
14 x 10 mm
 £10

ks 553-19
16 x 11 mm
£10   Sold

ks 553-22
15 x 9 mm
£10   Sold

ks 553-34  Rc
8 x 10 mm
£8

ks 555-09
13 x 7 mm
£12   Sold

ks 557-35
9 x 11 mm
£10

The " Rebirth "
Production of antique Kiffa ceased for a time in the early 1980s. These beads show early attempts at recommencing production later in the decade, led by the ladies of the Co-operative Nasser in Kiffa, with the use of more modern coloured glass and new designs, some of which are still being produced today.

ks 560-07
26 x 9 mm
 £8

ks 560-08
5 x 5 mm
 £10

ks 436
11 x 11
£8 Sold

ks 437 V
13 x 12
£4 Sold

ks 438
11 x 12
£8 Sold

ks 439
11 x 11
£8 Sold

ks 440
11 x 12
£4 Sold

ks 441
8 x 10
£4 Sold

ks 443
9 x 11
£4 Sold

ks 445
8 x 10
£4 Sold

ks 446
9 x 11
£12  Sold

ks 447
10 x 10
£4 Sold

ks 448
9 x 9
£4 Sold

ks 450
10 x 10
£8 Sold

ks 451
9 x 10
£8 Sold

ks 455
9 x 11
£4 Sold

Click HERE for a large selection of modern Kiffa designs

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