Antique Blue Hebron Glass Beads, yrs old - Produced in Palestine & traded into Africa in particular the Sudan. Reportedly the manufacturing of these beads used sand & sodium bicarbonate from the famous Dead Sea.
A hand-knotted necklace of ancient Roman and Islamic glass beads, including Roman era gold sandwich beads, and a rare gold sandwich melon bead centerpiece. The necklace includes 4 antique gold beads from India.
Found along the trade route passing from Europe through northern Africa, these ancient Roman glass beads are a treasure! The beads vary in size and shape and all show the beautiful pitting from being buried in the sand for centuries.