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Vintage Masai Carved Bone Batik Bead Necklace

21.95 GBP
This fabulous African necklace is vintage , the dealer I acquired it from stated that it is circa 1920s but it is hard to tell as this is a traditional design which is still being produced by the Masai people of Kenya today.

In a bib style , this necklace comprises of long carved bone beads in a striped design interspersed with irregularly shaped black glass seed beads with a focal point of 4 flat focal tile shaped beads at the front. They are a very dark brown, with the carved design showing through  in a cream colour . This necklace would have originally been threaded with raffia, so at some point the previous owner has restrung it onto sturdy stringing material and it fastens with the original brass barrel clasp which is in good working order. The necklace is in very good, clean condition with no chips or damage. Please see all photographs for different angles, a necklace length guide and packaging examples.

Measures approx. 20 inches (51 cm. ) long , the focal beads are approx. 0.75 inch (2 cm. ) square

This item will come nicely packaged, ready to present as a gift.

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