Antique Russian Blue Trade Beads, S/3
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Antique Russian Blue Trade Beads, S/3

$265.00
Est. Arrival: Oct 29 - Nov 06
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Why we love this
These Dogon cobalt blue trade beads get their name from the Dogon people of Africa who received them from the Dutch colonists in the 1800s. They are a translucent blue and appear as small glass rings with wide holes. They vary in size and width and are strung on raffia. Rather uncommon to find the original ones with years of history and travel. We like them draped over a stack of books or over the neck of a bottle or lamp. Shortest strand is 26"L.
Color: blue/natural
Condition: Very Good; age wear, fading
Dimensions: 0.5" L x 0.5" W x 32" H
Era: Antique
Made In: Ghana
Made Of: glass/raffia
SKU: 77457633
ESTIMATED ARRIVAL: Oct 29 - Nov 06
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Ballyhoo Design is about unique objects, little pieces of history recycled. Over the years we have shopped flea markets on several continents in search of one-of-a-kind treasures and given them new life. Janine Witter sources vintage, antique, and repurposed objects for designers and clients seeking to create a distinctive space. An eclectic mix is always more interesting. If you love it, it will all work.
Why we love this
These Dogon cobalt blue trade beads get their name from the Dogon people of Africa who received them from the Dutch colonists in the 1800s. They are a translucent blue and appear as small glass rings with wide holes. They vary in size and width and are strung on raffia. Rather uncommon to find the original ones with years of history and travel. We like them draped over a stack of books or over the neck of a bottle or lamp. Shortest strand is 26"L.
About the Seller
Ballyhoo Design is about unique objects, little pieces of history recycled. Over the years we have shopped flea markets on several continents in search of one-of-a-kind treasures and given them new life. Janine Witter sources vintage, antique, and repurposed objects for designers and clients seeking to create a distinctive space. An eclectic mix is always more interesting. If you love it, it will all work.
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