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African Batik Bone Lg Round Bead Spotted 17x23mm (approx)
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African Batik Bone Lg Round Bead Spotted 17x23mm (approx)

African Batik Bone Lg Round Bead Spotted 17x23mm (approx)

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These hand-carved and polished cow bone beads come from Kenya in east Africa. To decorate the surface, artisans create the pattern using a "batik" process. This involves painting a pattern on the surface of a plain bead with a wax-like substance. When the beads are subsequently immersed in dye, the pigment darkens the bare surfaces and leaves the wax-coated areas a natural bone color.

These beads will easily accommodate 2mm or even thicker leather cord. In fact, a wooden plug has been inserted in the center of the bead to fill the natural cavity in the center of the bone. The size of the perforation in the wood can be increased with a drill or reamer or the plug can be removed for a really big hole, ideal for hair beads and other uses.

Handmade beads like these help make jewelry unique because each one varies slightly in shape, size, and design.
Price: $1.50 (bead) Qty: Add to Cart

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