Mali Wedding Beads were first manufactured in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) during the 1800-1900's, as a collectible currency for African tribes, with which European merchants sought to do trade. Mali Wedding Beads replaced their similarly shaped clay counterparts, for use by the Fulani women during wedding rituals. Even today, the tradition of a mother presenting her daughter with a string of these beads on her wedding day still continues. A 22" strand collection of assorted shapes and colors on clear wire with knot. They will fit over most ladies heads, there is no catch. The individual beads are very collectible or can be easily restrung. These are quite heavy and large, a few have some chips but most are excellent condition.
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