Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900

Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900

Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900
This large, 2" H x 1 3/4" D, rare, "faux" coral bead, circa 1900, made with powdered glass, should be a MUST for the right lover of beads, collector, jewelry artist, or fashionista! Real Mediterranean coral was used for hundreds of years in West Africa, and brought in during the slave trade. It was an important part of the ceremonial regalia of the Kings, especially in Nigeria, but it was loved by all Africans as well, so native bead makers began to make simulations for "every day" use.

All became well loved and used by the regular natives. It is also said that the European, Venetian beadmakers made glass "coral" trade beads as well, but this one bead and other strands I have to offer were either made by the Yoruba, or the Bida of Nigeria (who made more shiny red wound ones). I have taken many photos of this bead to show the wonderful variation of colors in the glass working process.

A beautiful piece to just display, or for a spectacular necklace with only this one bead on a chain or leather! _gsrx_vers_804 GS 7.0.8 (804). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "santafesandy" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian Federation.


Antique Nigerian Faux Coral Glass Bead, RARE, LARGE 2H x 1 3/4 Size, C. 1900


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