Very Nice Old Rare Large COPAL AMBER African Trade Bead

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 15, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Very Nice Old Rare Large COPAL AMBER African Trade Bead

This is a nice bead from my collection. A VERY NICE LARGE OLD AND RARE COPAL AMBER AFRICAN TRADE BEAD. Copal amber is made from old resin. THIS NOT REAL AMBER. Most people collect these beads not for the material for which it's made but rather how old, rare, and w the bead came from. This bead was probably made in Germany then traded to Africa. Notice the two drill holes in the bead, one was made when the bead was made, and the other one was made later from the Africans who would want to weave the bead in their hair, or to be used in other ornamental purposes. You can read more about this in the book " AFRICA ADORNED. " This bead is great for a necklace or collector.

Type Of Bead: Copal amber trade bead. Made In: Germany Found In: Africa Approximate Age: Early 1800's Overall Condition: Excellent Bead Size: 25x 33mm
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