Seller: venetianbeads.perleavenezia (62) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 281964742583 Condition: Amazing Chevron bead from Mali with an antique african repair., Material: Glass , Provenance: Africa-Murano-Venezia-Italia, Details: Antique Murano glass bead, CHEVRON 5 layers type. This beads could be dated to the 19th century. These beads were manufactured in Murano expressly for the trade with Africa, see "Collectible Beads", by Robert K. Liu, or "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin. Particularly see the sixth and seventh volumes dedicated to the "Millefiori Beads from Western African Trade" and to the "Chevron and Nueva Cadiz Beads" by John and Ruth Picard, of Picard African Imports. (Take a look also at the other five because this string include a lot of different kinds of beads) The bead is in good condition, it has wearing signs commisurate to the age, and an original african repair made using copper wire (it witnesses the value of the bead for african people). Please look carefully to our pics. The size of the bead is: 33mm. from hole to hole, diameter 20mm., diameter of the hole 7mm., weight 24.80grms. This bead belongs to a lot of antique venetian glass beads collected in Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Ghana.