I'm so excited about this new shape for making paper beads I discovered, and my first idea for how to use them. I love this pendant. I made...

I'm so excited about this new shape for making paper beads I discovered, and my first idea for how to use them. I love this pendant. I made...

Africa | A Shaman's necklace from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | 20th century | Plant fiber, glass beads, cowrie shells and shell

Africa | A Shaman's necklace from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | 20th century | Plant fiber, glass beads, cowrie shells and shell

by Anna Holland | Old Tibetan silver amulet that Anna found in Jaisalmer, with beautiful repousee work on both the front and back, with a yellow bakelite figurine. This pendant is joined by nine strands of antique Venetian whitehearts and cornaline d’Aleppo beads from the 1800s that were traded in Africa. Silver heishi from Kenya, and sterling silver cones and hook and eye clasp finish the piece | 675$

by Anna Holland | Old Tibetan silver amulet that Anna found in Jaisalmer, with beautiful repousee work on both the front and back, with a yellow bakelite figurine. This pendant is joined by nine strands of antique Venetian whitehearts and cornaline d’Aleppo beads from the 1800s that were traded in Africa. Silver heishi from Kenya, and sterling silver cones and hook and eye clasp finish the piece | 675$

South Africa | Woman's dance necklace; glass beads, fiber, brass buttons | ca. 1933 or earlier | Possibly made by the Xhosa (Tsolo, Eastern Cape) or (Griqualand East, KwaZulu Natal) people

South Africa | Woman's dance necklace; glass beads, fiber, brass buttons | ca. 1933 or earlier | Possibly made by the Xhosa (Tsolo, Eastern Cape) or (Griqualand East, KwaZulu Natal) people

Zulu Beaded Lace Necklace

Zulu Beaded Lace Necklace

by Anna Holland | Necklace; antique blue Hebron beads made in the Middle East from Dead Sea salts and sand (often traded in Africa), two collectible antique "end of day" beads, thought to be made from glass fragments cleaned up by beadmakers at the end of each day, a jasper bead, a large old stone bead, and amber/brown-colored pitted glass beads found in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Silver cones and sterling silver hook and eye clasp | 425$

by Anna Holland | Necklace; antique blue Hebron beads made in the Middle East from Dead Sea salts and sand (often traded in Africa), two collectible antique "end of day" beads, thought to be made from glass fragments cleaned up by beadmakers at the end of each day, a jasper bead, a large old stone bead, and amber/brown-colored pitted glass beads found in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Silver cones and sterling silver hook and eye clasp | 425$

Africa | Lost wax casting in gold of a bi-facial open-work disc pendant (akrafokonmu). | Asante people. Ghana | ca. 1817 or earlier || {2.2}

Africa | Lost wax casting in gold of a bi-facial open-work disc pendant (akrafokonmu). | Asante people. Ghana | ca. 1817 or earlier || {2.2}

Africa | Woman's armbags from the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon | Glass beads, cowrie shells and fiber | 20th century

Africa | Woman's armbags from the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon | Glass beads, cowrie shells and fiber | 20th century

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by Anna Holland | Old round silver niello worked pendants from Morocco, that hand grom 9 strands of old Venetian Whitehearts that were probably traded into Africa in the early 1900s.  Silver heishi from Kenya, silver cones and sterling silver clasp | 695$

by Anna Holland | Old round silver niello worked pendants from Morocco, that hand grom 9 strands of old Venetian Whitehearts that were probably traded into Africa in the early 1900s. Silver heishi from Kenya, silver cones and sterling silver clasp | 695$

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