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Product Tiv bronze hair bead necklace "SOLD"
Tiv bronze hair bead necklace "SOLD"
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Late 1800s, unusual, hand-cast, Tiv bronze, conical hair beads from Nigeria (longest bead: ~ 2.5 inches), 20 inch necklace with pendant extension of 3 inches. The overall condition of these beads is good. These beads have been traded across at least three continents and graced many owners, their patina attests to their age and use. Finally, these beads have been strung together using a laborious and intricate macrame technique.

To have survived to the present, these beads have been cherished by their previous owners. To best care for this necklace, it is recommended that you store it flat and separate from other jewelry to reduce the chance of damage to your beads. To maintain the wonderful old patina, it is recommended that you do not polish these metal beads. We hope you enjoy and treasure your necklace as much as its previous owners have!