Rare Small Kiffa Beads, Set of 5
This set of 5 beads were made in Kiffa, Mauritania. They are very old and were made as a female fertility charm, mainly by women artists. Historically, Kiffa beads are very important as its ancient technique (dating to 1000 years ago) made it of the oldest glass bead-making processes in Africa, which was purely African in origin. This bead is around 200 years old, possibly older, and averages 7mm diameter. Priced as a set of 5 beads. For more information check out issue #36 of Ornament Magazine.