Featured African Glass Beads....& some metal....

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by komokwa, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I bought these cuz I liked them...& at a time was collecting beads......
    They came to me as Rare Old Blue African Dogon beads......& the metal seemed to point in that direction.......but they're strung on shoelace type on material....which seemed odd from the outset.

    Any opinions are welcomed.....origin , age, whatever ya got will be welcomed news...!! IMG_5099.JPG IMG_5100.JPG IMG_5103.JPG IMG_5101.JPG IMG_5102.JPG
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, komo.
    Both are made with Dutch blue trade beads. If I remember correctly, Dutch blue trade beads were made in Amsterdam.

    The top necklace are 'Dutch donuts', my absolute favourites when it comes to trade beads. They were made from the 17th-19th centuries.

    The bottom necklace are called Dogon beads, as you said, but are also Dutch made. Most Dogon beads date from the 18th-19th century.

    The decorated brass bead is probably Akan (Ashanti, etc). It looks antique.
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    With AJ's imprimatur on the beads, don't think you need to worry too much about the 'shoelaces'. From here they look like they could be leather? Whatever the material used to string them, think the beads have been in the hands of a collector, who has kept sets of bead together in this very secure, but reversible, way. Doubt they were ever around an African neck just as they are now.
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  5. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    those are lovely komokwa:)
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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Even if they have been looking for love in all the wrong places - in a drawer, for pity's sake.
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    huh...I don't keep these in a drawer...:stop:
  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    OK, in a box then. :p
  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    not even.....they're out where I can get em....
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