An excavated neolithic stone bead, 1,000 to 2,000 years old is surrounded by antique Venetian white glass padre and other ancient glass beads. Venetians began bead making around 1,000 CE, continuing for about 600 years. Padre beads were used by Europeans for trade with West Africa. The ancient excavated golden glass Nila beads from Mali are about 600 years old and their shapes are gently worn. The soft subtle palette is reminiscent of the full moon’s glow across the desert sand, trade caravans and bazaars. With mixed metals, hand wrought links and dangle. To wear alone or layer with other bracelets. From end to end 7 1/2” long.
To note: Ancient beads are hand carved and bow drilled, have been exposed to varied temperatures, soil minerals and time. These are the marks of their age, beauty and wonder.
With Stone Lore Cards.