Seller: venetianbeads.perleavenezia (64) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282000831070 Condition: Really good condition., Material: Glass, Provenance: Murano - Venezia - Italia, Details: Excellent 7 layers chevron bead, dated 16th century and found in western Africa. About the chevron bead (making and history), you can read the pages dedicated in "Ercole Moretti. Un secolo di perle veneziane e di prestigiosi manufatti in vetro", by Gianni Moretti, that is on our list of articles for sale. There is also a really interesting and exhaustive article (written also in english), by Gianni Moretti for the "Rivista della Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro", first issue of 2005. Furthermore don't forget the classics "Collectible Beads", by R. K. Liu, "The History of Beads", by L. S. Dubin, "Chevron and Nueva Cadiz Beads", by John and Ruth Picard. Size: diameter: 19mm. length: 23mm.