Small Carved Shells, Mali, Set of 10

Availability: 11 in stock

These intricately carved antique shell beads are traditionally worn by Malian women in fancy braided hairdo's and are shaped like a bead cap. Some have one hole, some have two (like a button). Great for setting into silver bezels, dangling from earrings, or capping a fancy bead. Size ranges from 10 - 14mm diameter. Sold as a set of 10. Hand carved in Mali early 1900's. No two sets alike!