An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment
Greetings from California!
I recently acquired some of the beads in the attached picture. There origin has been mentioned as Mauritania or Yemen, and the gold color possibly due to actual gold content. I was hoping that someone would recognize these and provide more information. Also, I would appreciate any information or pictures of these types of bead used in ethnic jewelry from their location of origin, wherever that may be!
The shown examples are about 10 x 12 mm and roughly shaped like barrels.
I know these as Old Yemen beads RARE
Also found on another beadsite "Yemen bronze beads that have a very bumpy (but not rough) texture. These lost wax cast beads are up to 100 years old"
They are really rare and beautiful! Congratulation for your adquisition!
I have a few strands of these Yemen brass beads and use them in my jewellery designs. They are lovely, very heavy and some almost like silver, not brass.