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This unique bracelet is made up of beads from Africa. There are some rare old trade beads sent out from Venice between the 1880s and 1920s. These would have been used as currency at that time. There are also some 'lost wax' brass beads from Ghana. Each brass bead has been made from an individual clay mould, which is destroyed when the brass is poured in - which means that each bead is unique.
Please be aware that these trade beads have 'lived rough' for over a century and bear the scars of their journey. You may find small chips which speak of their well travelled history and in no way detract from their beauty today. Likewise, the contemporary beads are not factory made so each one has its own quirkiness and may not be 'perfect' in its shape or make up. They are made in small workshops with very basic equipment and have a very special charm of their own.
The beads have been threaded onto an animal-friendly cotton cord and fixed with a sliding knot, making them adjustable. The bracelet can be worn by men or women but this one is designed for a slightly larger wrist (about 7.5 inches). To fasten it, you just pull the two ends gently apart (as in the second photo), slip it over the wrist and pull the two long ends to tighten.
As hinted at in the last photo, the bracelet is also available as part of a set. Please see my separate listing.
The bracelet comes in a gift box and postage is free.
Please take a look at my other unique pieces of African beaded jewellery.
These beads are quite chunky so I thought they would be better suited to a man or a woman with a slightly larger than average wrist. Although they would have been made in Europe they were exported to Africa over a hundred years ago and go really well with the new, traditional handmade brass beads from Ghana.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by The Curious Bead Company within 3 days of receiving payment.
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