"Hippo Teeth" - large Shell beads

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$12.00 
SKU: SHAFR304
Availability: 3 in stock

Though made of clamshells, "hippo teeth" is the name the African traders gave to these beads. Found primarily in Nigeria, they are a traditional African bead and are hundreds of years old! These beads are becoming very rare, average size is 34mm x 23mm x 7mm thick.