Resin "Amber" Vintage Dowry Strand

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  • Cast plastic resin beads created to resemble precious Amber were made in Germany ca.1900's and traded throughout West Africa
  • Used by Fulani in Mali and Mauritania as High Prestige and Dowry Currency.
  • Bead Size Approx. W 32mm x L 33mm x 20mm
  • This strand was lovingly restrung and knotted on fresh cotton cord by our staff in New York City. The turquoise color bead included is an 18-19th century Chinese Dowry Currency bead that was added to compliment the butterscotch yellows in the resin beads.


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