This is a collection of 6 Antique black and white Zen or Comma African Trade Beads. They are black glass with applied polychrome designs. These beads are round with large 3-4mm beading holes. Created using the wound, or drawn glass production method. The beads are handmade, no bead is identical. The beads have some chips and pits, consistent with age and use. Some loss of decoration. Most of the beads are 16mm, the smallest is 14mm. You get this exact set of beads.
- They are European made and were traded to Africa.
Circa mid 1800's
- Average Size: 16mm