Africa: Ethnology
Necklaces and Beads General
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AFRICA/ACCRA:

Strands of nice blue and green Glass Beads, slightly transparent, hand made of old bottle glass.

Strand length approx. 660/720 mm

Outer diameter of Beads:

blue, 41 pcs. from 22 up to 24 mm

Weight:

522 g

green, 39 pcs. from 23 up to 25 mm

Weight:

556 g

€ 95.-

each strand

see also necklaces and beads Europe/Africa

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Tanfouk pendant (Talhakimt) made of agate, manufactured for Africa trade in Idar Oberstein around 1930 and earlier.
Tanfouk pendant (Talhakimt) made of glass-porcelain, manufactured for Africa trade in Gablonz around 1900-1930.
AFRICA:

Upper Picture:

Chalcedon-Achat "Talhakimt", or "Tanfouk" pendants and agate rings

of the different Tuareg Tribes as Fulani, Bella, Wodaabe and others. manufactured in Idar Oberstein around 1930 or earlier.

Lower Picture:

as above only made of coloured glass-porcelain, manufactured around 1900-1930 in Gablonz, ca. 54 mm

All length measurements are only guide values.

Upper picture:

Nr.1: ca.114 mm

€ 50.- each

Nr.2: ca.96-98 mm sold out

Nr.3: ca.56-65 mm

€ 15.- each

Nr.4: ca.27 mm and 5: ca.38 mm

€ 12,50 each

Lower picture:

pendant made of glass-porcelain ca. 54 mm

€ 25.- each

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Necklace total view
Detail view of clasp and single beads
AFRICA:

Necklace made of genuine undyed coral.

The coral beads are ca. 250 up to 300 years old.

The spacer beads are made of ebony wood with silver and are not so old.

The clasp consits of silver.

Measurements of coral single beads:

ca. 14x8 up to 21x11 mmm

Total Weight of Necklace:

78 g

Single length of Necklace:

ca. 41,5 cm

€ 750.-
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AFRICA:

Strand of brightly etched agate beads made in Idar Oberstein approx. 1950 and older.

Strand length approx. 250 mm

Measurement of single bead:

from 9x8 up to 11x5 mm

€ 60.-
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AFRICA:

Agate beads brightly polished, made in Idar Oberstein approx. 1950 and older.

Measurement of single bead:

approx. 32x7 mm

sold
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AFRICA:

Bracelet made from glas beads from Idar Oberstein, approx. 1930 and older.

Measurement of single bead approx. 4x4 mm

Total length 130 mm

€ 20.-
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AFRICA:

Glas beads from Idar Oberstein, approx. 1930 and older, No. 1 complete with closing, ready for wearing.

Strand length: 440 mm

Measurement of single bead approx. 4x4 mm

No. 2, Strand 780 mm long, single bead approx. 5,5x16 mm

No. 1

€ 60.-

No. 2

€ 40.-

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AFRICA:

Historic strand of beads made of glas powder from Kaduna, Nigeria

Total length approx. 800 mm, midium outer diameter of beads: 14x18 mm

sold
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AFRICA:

Red glas beads with white center, therefore called, "White Heart Beads", produced approx. 1800 A.D. and earlier in Venice-Italy, for the international bead trade, particularly for Africa, Asia and USA.

Strand length approx. 510 mm

Outer diameter of single beads from 2,5 up to 4 mm

€ 15.-

each strand

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AFRIKA:

Akan necklace, brass gold plated. The pendant from brass cast imitates a gold nugget. In earlier times, only the noblemen of the Akan were allowed carrying this necklaces, which were made of solid gold. Later, when the nobles lost their influence more and more, the normal people took over this necklaces in the design as shown in the picture. The beads are consumingly produced by hand.

Length of necklace: 820 mm

Length of pendant: 18 mm

Total weight: 31 g

sold
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AFRICA:

Necklace with 42 beads made from powder glass. Traditional exchange and means of payment from Kaduna, Nigeria.

Measurement of single bead approx. 15 mm.

Weight: 166 g

€ 47.-
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AFRICA:

Necklace made from Chalcedone-Agate, slightly transparent, manufactured in Idar Oberstein around 1930 or older.

Necklaces like this are mainly worn by the women of the Fulani tribe.

Similar necklace see illustration in the book "Africa Adorned" from Angela Fisher, page 178.

Total length approx. 880 mm,

Diameter of the agate disks 38 mm

Total weight, 351 g

€ 475.-
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