Old Dogon Purple Glass Strand


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28" strand of rare glass beads from Mali. Dutch- made and traded with the Dogon People in the 1700's.  Assorted sizes and color, but these are primarily soft light-purple glass beads that are hand-faceted but have worn smooth over the centuries.  Some of the beads have heavy calcification. Graduated strand 7mm x 9mm to 20mm x 21mm. African bead dealers refer to the purple Dutch glass as "Television" beads.