Tiny Vintage West African Talhakimt - Red Opaque - Tanfouk Trade Bead - Tribal Belly Dance DIY

Item No: JPB0102
Country of origin: Mali / Mauritania / West Africa
Materials: Glass
Qty in Stock: 11


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Tiny vintage deep blue translucent talhakimt from West Africa.

Length: About 3/4 of an inch
Width: About 3/8 of an inch
Hole Size: About 4mm
Materials:  Glass
Color:  Opaque green

Price listed is for ONE talhakimt.

Old glass talhakimt from West Africa.  Approximately 3/4 inches long and about 3/8 inches wide.  They have been used as tribal adornment in country and may be dirty or pitted from wear, and may have scratches or worn edges.  All are a medium opaque red, but there may be some variation in hue.  Design is the same on both sides.  These can be washed and even scrubbed gently if desired, although they are glass and should be handled with care.  Perfect for jewelrymaking and other DIY projects.  

These pretty and unusual items are used for pendants, hair adornments and other decoration, mostly in Mali and Mauritania.  These are made in many different sizes and colors, usually of glass or agate.  These were originally Czech trade beads originating in the early 1900s which were themselves based on an even older design from India. 

Price listed is for ONE talhakimt


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