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Malian Trade Bead Necklace

Item #45547

Sale Price: $139.99

Original Price: $185.00


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A centuries-old form of currency in many parts of Africa, these gorgeous trade beads are as likely to be sold at market as made into jewelry. In this exuberant mélange, glass, ceramic, clay and metal beads from around the world form a one-of-a-kind Malian Trade Bead Necklace. (Handcrafted in Mali, the beads below the stations on either side may vary.) Toggle clasp.  20"l.

Museum Provenance

Reminiscent of the colorful jewelry in our National Museum of African Art.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.


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Cached: Sat Apr 19 15:39:19 EDT 2014