Small Collections 3

Antique Akosu and Bodom
One of the most treasured of African beads for the Ewe tribe of Togo and Ghana. Known as "beads of kings". Made using techniques centuries old, these beads were found in Burkina Faso, a neighbouring country to those of their origins.
---For a full description of these types and explanation of their origins .. see :
http://www.thebeadsite.com/bnaf-bod.htm and http://www.thebeadsite.com/bmm-pggh.htm
Also our reproduction of Ornament Magazine's Bodom Article      

Antique Akosu and Bodom
Powder glass beads from Ghana-
Strand length 14 ins / 36 cm
Beads from 13 x 8 to 16 x 20 mm
sbc 351  £44    Sold

Czech Moulded, Ground and Faceted Glass
early 1800's onwards

Strand length 8 ins / 20 cm
Beads from 11 x 13 to 13 x 14 mm
sbc 352  £26    Sold

Early 1900's glass - Czech Ovals and Venetian Barrels

Outer 10 ins / 26 cm of 12 x 8 mm barrels with angled ends
sbc 286-01 £24
Middle 8 ins / 26 cm of 13 x 7 mm blue striped ovals
sbc 286-02   £20   Sold
Inner 6 ins / 15 cm of 12 x 8 mm barrels with straight ends
sbc 286-03   £14

Venetian ‘End of the Week’ beads 6 x 7 to 7 x 13 mm
sbc 350   £12

Pretty mixed bead 'bracelets' found in the town of Chinguetti
in the Adrar Region of
Northern Mauritania

Strand length 4.5 ins / 12 cm
largest bead 7 x 9 mm
sbc 283-01   £28

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