Four Chunky Idar-Oberstein Faceted beads
Set of four (4) chunky carnelian agate beads from Mali, made in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in the mid – late 1800s. Material (agate) from Brazil, cut in Germany, then traded in Mali. These boxy/squared bicone shape beads are precisely cut, faceted, and have a 1mm hole. Size for all four approximates 18mm long x 17-18mm diameter; these beads have some minor chips and inclusions on or in them them. Priced as a group.