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Africa | Details of the beads worn by a Krobo girl | © TransAfrica, most beads are West African sandcast Krobo beads strings of blue ones may be trade beads

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African amber, Nepalese brass, and turquoise. The "amber" beads appear to be imitation made form phenolic and/or resin.

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bold native colors ~Latest African Fashion, African Prints, African fashion styles, African clothing, Nigerian style, Ghanaian fashion, African women dresses, African Bags, African shoes, Nigerian fashion, Ankara, Kitenge, Aso okè, Kenté, brocade ~DK

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Venetian Fancies ~ Blue | One of the photos from Jack DeWitt beautiful series of old bead. Many of the photographs are beads and bead sample cards from the collection of John and Ruth Picard and can be seen at their bead museum in Carmel Valley California. | Jack offers these bead photo either as a blank cards with envelope, or some are also available as striking enlargements.

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~DKK ~ Latest African fashion, Ankara, kitenge, African women dresses, African prints, African men's fashion, Nigerian style, Ghanaian fashion.

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Beaded neck ornament, Sudan - central band of patterned Venetian beads & brass cartridge cases, worn by a Dinka man at or shortly before his wedding to show his eligibility and the wealth of his family in cattle. The beads themselves would either have been traded across the savannah from West Africa or brought inland from the East African coast. Courtesy of The British Museum

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