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Africa | Beaded necklace "odigba ifa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Glass beads, fabric | ca. prior to 1974 | the "ide odigba ileke" belongs to diviners and marks them as important leaders who are comparable to rulers. Going back to the legend of "orunmila" who was the closest friend of King Odudua and by wearing his "ide odigba ileke" he proved that he too was a respected man in the community. | Est. 600 - 900€

Africa | Beaded necklace "odigba ifa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Glass beads, fabric | ca. prior to 1974 | the "ide odigba ileke" belongs to diviners and marks them as important leaders who are comparable to rulers. Going back to the legend of "orunmila" who was the closest friend of King Odudua and by wearing his "ide odigba ileke" he proved that he too was a respected man in the community. | Est. 600 - 900€

Necklace made from antique glass beads from Salasaca, a Kichwa (Quichua) community in the Andes of Ecuador

Necklace made from antique glass trade beads from Salasaca, a Kichwa (Quichua) community in the Andes of Ecuador.

Africa | Snuff Vessel from Kenya | Calabash, glass beads and cloth | 20th century

Snuff Vessel from Kenya. Calabash, glass beads and cloth.

String of mosaic glass and rock crystal beads, 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman, Eastern Mediterranean Medium: Glass, rock crystal, gold (?)

String of Roman Mosaic Glass & Rock Crystal Beads, circa century CE. The glass beads are decorated with faces or busts, either four or five to each bead, & sometimes separated by geometric or floral designs.

Multicolored and decorative circular and tubular fused glass beads restrung on a necklace setting. With six fang-like beads and three face pendants. 500-300 BC (28"  phoenician)

Multicolored and decorative circular and tubular fused glass beads restrung on a necklace setting. With six fang-like beads and three face pendants.

Morocco, Anti Atlas

Moroccan necklace from the Anti-Atlas region. Coral, enameled silver and glass beads.

Morocco | Old necklace from the Draa Valley | Silver, coral, glass, amber and silver elements | 1995€

This necklace from the Draa valley(south Morocco) is typical with their asymetric motives and the very rich and various materials used to mount it.

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