Seller: venetianbeads.perleavenezia (62) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282150819241 Condition: Excellent condition., Material: Glass , Provenance: Murano-Venezia-Italia, Details: African string, made using antique Murano glass beads Called "Dutch Chevron five layers". These beads could be dated to the 17th century and have a very good patina. They were manufactured in Murano expressly for the trade with Africa, see "Nueva Cadiz and associated beads"page 12, plate 11 down right, by Robert K. Liu, or "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin. (page 112) See also the sixth and seventh volumes dedicated 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 beads are in good condition, they have wearing signs commisurate to the age, please look carefully to our pics. This string has been found in Mali, and the beads were collected in Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Ghana. Length of the string: 62cm, 54 beads. Size of the beads: from 8mm. x 9mm. up to 15mm. x 15mm.