Africa Direct
Africa Direct

White Bone Beads Diamond Shape Kenya

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Type of Object bovine cow bone
Made In Kenya
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Contemporary
Overall Condition Very good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair Pitting, minor chips, and general wear
Bead Size 11-15 mm diameter. See picture with ruler for size comparison.
Strand Length 28 inches (including string/raffia).
Brand Unbranded
Style Beads
Type Strand of Beads

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar!

This strand is not intended to be a ready-to-wear necklace. Although the strand can be worn "as is," the string holding it together is not durable and may break with use. For this reason, we recommend that you restring the beads before wearing them.

Mudcloth beads are made of bone and are created in Africa using a “batik” technique. Wax is painted onto the bead to create a design, then the remaining surface is darkened with a vegetable dye. Once the dye is set, the wax is removed. The resulting graphic is reminiscent of the African “bogolanfini” fabric known as mudcloth.