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Antique Venetian Dog Teeth or ruffled beads - African Trade

Antique Venetian Dog Teeth or ruffled beads - African Trade 6 beads

$18.00

Antique Venetian round black beads with a prominent ruffled white belt.

  • Traded to the Igbo of Nigeria
  • They are 8-10mm in diameter with large 3-4mm holes
  • You see they are irregular in shape and size since they were hand made in the late 19th to early 20th centuries in Venice
  • This type of bead is often called Dog Teeth or Dog Tooth beads.
  • Beware of modern imitations with smaller more even ruffles and a clean look
  • These antique beads show some signs of wear and pitting, which adds to their beauty and story
  • 6 beads in a package

Size: 8-10mm

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