A gorgeous short strand of Green Watermelon Striped Chevron trade beads.
In the past, West African women relied on natural materials, including bone, wood and clay to craft handmade jewellery, but as time has passed, access to new materials has contributed to more diverse designs. Metals, including copper and brass became more commonplace, and glass beads have been used since the end of the 19th century.
Size in cm: 18cm
Origin: West Africa