Massive Mixed Materials Glass Carved Buddha Old Large Bead Japanese Ojime Trade Bead Necklace
$195.00 This colorful and ethnic necklace is a large size at 30" long. There are large focal beads, carved animals, glass, agate, beach glass and some old hand made beads measure an average size of 18 mm and the big agate looking bead bead is about 22 mm. It is a wonderful piece. Just to mention a few.. carved nut Ojime bead, carved bone Elephant Ojime bead, drilled and carved lacquer Ojime bead, wooden based maki-e lacquered Ojime bead. Don't miss this one if you collect African Trade beads or Japanese Ojime beads and want a necklace ready to go and wear! Please see my shop for other great African Trade bead necklaces. Ethnic Tribal Trade Beads. As with any necklace of this age there are a couple of chips here and there but just adds to the character.
These wonderful trade beads are part of the ancient and enduring trade in beads that spans more than two millennia and once stretched from the Middle East to East Asia and affected areas as far apart as West Africa and the American Pacific coast. Beads are universal and among the earliest art forms. Beads were ubiquitous in the ancient world serving as decoration, magical charms and powers, mnemonic and counting devices and symbols of wealth and status.Apart from stone implements, the earliest artifacts from archaeological excavations are beads. Beads have been dated to as early as 100,000 years ago indicating that the human impulse to adorn one's body is virtually as old as humanity itself.
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