AFRICAN AMBER & VERMEIL
Diamond-shaped antique African ochre-black mix amber from Mauritania hang from an irregularly-hooped vermeil chain offset by vermeil findings and embellished decorative vermeil tassels that end in vermeil dangles. Once an ornate flourish in the hair of Mauritanian women, these antique beads have stinging holes from use as cherished adornments and black lines showing their age.
Length 145 cm/57.1 in. Weight 90.7 g/3.2 oz.
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View beads used in this piece in the Andie-K Bead Gallery.