Carnelian, Antique Stone Beads found in the Sahara


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  • Graduated 26-inch strand of antique carnelians found in the Sahara
  • Beads range in size from 4x5mm to 12x18mm, with richer orange color than most beads of this type and age
  • The perforations show a variety of techniques from grinding to drilling with more advanced technology, indicating that the beads collected onto this strand were made across a great span of time
  • Strand includes two elongated bicones reminiscent of ancient Mesopotamian beads that also originated in Inda.
  • They been dated to about 1200 and 1700 AD, made in India, traded across oceans and the Sahara, just imagine what they've seen...