Exotic and Oriental carved cinnabar beads from the 1960's. They were deeply carved by hand in a floral pattern. They were made long ago with a process that involved slowly adding many layers of cinnabar lacquer over a wood base. The cinnabar mineral was found to be toxic, so true cinnabar beads can no longer be made. We just love the look of these beads mixed with our cloisonne beads.
- Size: 15-16mm
- Circa 1970
- Sold in packages of 6 beads
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