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Klaylife Sash, Large, Grey Handmade Clay Beaded Chandelier/Hanging Light,
Located in Brighton, Victoria
The klaylife Sash is a handmade, modern chandelier with a Classic style. An extension to the L.I.M klaylife chandelier, but with the added detail of a top band and belly band that ac...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Clay

Klaylife Handmade Clay Beaded Macramé Chandelier, Medium, 21st Century
Located in Brighton, Victoria
This one of a kind, utterly unique and magnificent macramé clay bead chandelier is collaboration between klaylife and Australian artisan Elena from three Queens Interiors. Elena’s...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

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Clay

Klaylife Handmade Clay Beaded Macrame Chandelier or Hanging Light, 21st Century
Located in Brighton, Victoria
This one of a kind, utterly unique and magnificent macrame clay bead chandelier is a collaboration between klaylife and Australian artisan Elena from Three Queens Interiors. Elen...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Clay

Klaylife Sash, Large Grey Handmade Clay Beaded Chandelier/Light, 21st Century
Located in Brighton, Victoria
The klaylife Sash is a handmade, modern chandelier with a Classic style. An extension to the L.I.M klaylife chandelier, but with the added detail of a top band and belly band that ac...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Clay

Klaylife Lim, Large Ombre Handmade Clay Beaded Chandelier/Light, 21st Century
Located in Brighton, Victoria
The klaylife 'L.I.M' is our most minimal handmade clay beaded chandelier, for those who prefer modern pendant lighting and clean lines. With each clay bead hand rolled, kiln fired...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Clay

African Blue Opal and 18 Karat Gold Bead Necklace
By Amanda Clark for Altfield
Located in Central, HK
21 in (53.4cm) necklace with African blue opal beads and 18K gold beads & clasp. The beautiful necklace with organic African Blue Opal beads is enhanced by ribbed 18K gold beads and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tribal African Orange Bead and Silver Necklace Mali Africa Hand Painted
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Mali Africa, Orange bead hand painted 19" necklace. Rare tribal hand painted beads are arranged within silver beaded necklace. Six multi veined orange colored gemstones with altern...
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Antique 19th Century Anglo-Indian Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Silver

Antique African Silver and Brass Bead Necklace
Located in Stamford, CT
A fabulous story out of Africa, this lovely antique necklace is composed of various beads from the Ashanti Tribe in Ghana from the 19th century, Blue glass beads from the Nigeria, Op...
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Antique 19th Century Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Other, Silver, Brass

MarCo Bicego Africa Yellow Gold Large Bead Necklace
By Marco Bicego
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous Marco Bicego necklace features a strand of large 18k yellow gold beads inspired by tribal jewelry and the soft dunes of the Sahara and hand-engraved by Italian craftsme...
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2010s Beaded Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

African Beaded Head from Cameroon
By african people
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a handmade African beaded head over clay from Cameroon Mounted on a Lucite base.
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Late 20th Century Cameroonian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Beads

  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
H 9.25 in. W 4 in. D 5 in.
Rare Mali Africa, Orange Bead Hand Painted Necklace
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
Mali Africa, Orange bead hand painted 19" necklace. No longer purchases allowed from Mali Africa into America. Six multi veined orange colored gemstones with alternating painted bead...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Silver

Tribal Red White Blue Painted Bead Necklace Mali, Africa
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Mali Africa, Hand Red-White Blue painted Bead Necklace 19 inches in length Tribal from Bamako Mali, Africa and is no longer available to travel to acquire this rare Hand Red-White B...
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Antique 19th Century Anglo-Indian Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Silver

Natural Round African Aquamarine and Champagne Diamond Bead Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful pale blue African Aquamarine and Champagne Diamond bead necklace is the perfect addition to your jewelry collection. The African Aquamarine beads are 11mm diameter str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Aquamarine, Rhodium, Sterling Silver

Mali Africa, Hand Red-White Blue Painted Bead Necklace 19
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
Mali Africa, Hand Red-White Blue painted Bead Necklace 19 estate purchased from Bamako Mali, Africa and is no longer available to travel today for goods
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Antique Mid-19th Century Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Silver

Agate Amber African Bronze Long Necklace
By Giulia Colussi
Located in Milan, IT
Long necklace with antique dzi agate stone antique African bronze element, amber, frozen agate bids. 80 cm long. All Giulia Colussi jewelry is new and has never been previously owned...
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2010s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Agate, Amber, Bronze

Marco Bicego Africa, 18 Karat Yellow Gold Single Strang Mixed Beads Necklace
By Marco Bicego
Located in London, GB
"Inspired by tribal jewelry and the soft dunes of the Sahara, the Africa Collection is an extravagant expression of golden boules of different sizes and finishes, all individually ha...
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2010s Modern Beaded Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

African Ebony Gold Leaf Faceted Pearl Necklace
Located in Poitiers, FR
Necklace in ebony. This important necklace is made of faceted ebony pearls, some of which are gilded with gold leaf. The clasp is a snap hook. Length: 60 cm, pearl diameter: about 2....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Mother of Pearl Shimmering, African Expandable Hand Cut
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
Mother of Pearl, Expandable Hand Cut BraceletLuminesce, white colored measuring 1 inch long an 6.5 mm wide. The mother of pearl shells are set in a double row of elastic to expand t...
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Antique 19th Century Etruscan Revival Beaded Bracelets

Materials

Pearl

Decadent Jewels Sodalite African Blue Opal Silver Necklace
By Decadent Jewels
Located in Sydney, AU
Large flat oval beads in 30x45mm Sodalite with 30mm round African Blue Opal hand knotted on Aqua coloured thread for strength and durability, with a 29cm Sterling silver hook clasp. ...
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2010s Modern Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Opal, Sterling Silver

Marco Bicego Africa Yellow Gold Ball Necklace CB1329 Y
By Marco Bicego
Located in New York, NY
MARCO BICEGO AFRICA YELLOW GOLD BALL NECKLACE CB1329 Y -Mint condition -18k yellow gold -Length: 17" -Width, about 0.2-0.5" -Lobster clasp MADE IN ITALY
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21st Century and Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Yoruba African Beaded Headdress
By Yoruba People
Located in Chicago, IL
This African beaded headdress was worn by kings in Nigeria in the Yoruba Tribe in the 1950s-1960s it is now displayed on a Lucite stand.
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Vintage 1950s African More Folk Art

Materials

Beads

  • Yoruba African Beaded Headdress
  • Yoruba African Beaded Headdress
  • Yoruba African Beaded Headdress
  • Yoruba African Beaded Headdress
H 34.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
African Beaded Nobility Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful black and white African beaded nobility chairs.
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20th Century Chairs

Materials

Beads

  • African Beaded Nobility Chairs
  • African Beaded Nobility Chairs
  • African Beaded Nobility Chairs
  • African Beaded Nobility Chairs
H 39 in. W 26 in. D 25 in.
Set of Three '3' African Beads Necklaces
By antique textiles galleries
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Set of three (3) African beads necklaces From: 11” to 17” to 16” L.    
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1990s African Tribal Mounted Objects

Materials

Natural Fiber, Beads

African Beaded Round Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
African beaded round side table. In good vintage condition with minor bead loss. Dimensions: 22" diameter x 20" tall.
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Late 20th Century Side Tables

Materials

Beads

South African Beaded Lion Head
Located in Palm Beach, FL
There is an unimaginable amount of ambition on display here, but the out come is certainly worth the effort. The artist has managed to capture the majesty and intelligence of one of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Glass

  • South African Beaded Lion Head
  • South African Beaded Lion Head
  • South African Beaded Lion Head
  • South African Beaded Lion Head
H 19 in. W 18 in. D 13 in.
Cameroon Bamun African Beaded Head
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A terracotta beaded bust from the Balun tribe of Cameroon. Creator Bamun Tribe, Cameroon. Date of manufacture Unknown. Materials and techniques terracotta, beads, steel...
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20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta, Beads

  • Cameroon Bamun African Beaded Head
  • Cameroon Bamun African Beaded Head
  • Cameroon Bamun African Beaded Head
  • Cameroon Bamun African Beaded Head
H 9.5 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
African Trading Beads Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
Three-stranded necklace made with African trading beads.
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Vintage 1960s African Folk Art Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Beads

  • African Trading Beads Necklace
  • African Trading Beads Necklace
  • African Trading Beads Necklace
  • African Trading Beads Necklace
H 15 in. W 15 in. D .25 in.
African Beaded Water Pot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large pottery water pot with beaded detail. Appears to have been painted with the paint worn off most of the beading.
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Antique 19th Century Unknown More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Clay

  • African Beaded Water Pot
  • African Beaded Water Pot
  • African Beaded Water Pot
  • African Beaded Water Pot
H 18 in. Dm 16.5 in.
Large-Scale Vintage African Beaded Head Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Intricately carved and beaded African head sculpture. Glass beads over clay base. Very striking and unusual.
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Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Beads

South African Beaded Glass Tiger and Lion Heads
Located in Palm Beach, FL
There is an unimaginable amount of ambition on display here but the out come is certainly worth the effort. The artist has managed to capture the majesty and intelligence of two of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Campaign Wall-mounted Sculpt...

Materials

Glass

Cameroon Bamun African Beaded Head on Custom Stand
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A large terracotta beaded bust from the Balun tribe of Cameroon mounted on a custom steel base. Creator Bamun Tribe, Cameroon. Date of manufacture Unknown. Materials an...
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20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Steel

African Ceremonial Beaded Umbrella
Located in Sarasota, FL
Antique African handmade beaded umbrella (mixture of beads in brilliant colors) having 3 birds for the top finial, red and green cotton tassels hanging from the perimeter having a ha...
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Early 20th Century Beninese Other More Folk Art

Materials

Beads

20th Century African Beaded Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Located in Miami, FL
20th Century African Beaded Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon Offered is a beaded Mid-20th Century African Fali fertility doll which comes from Cameroon. This doll with it's phallic...
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Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Leather, Wood, Beads

Antique/Vintage Southern African Beaded Pipe, Early 20th Century
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine antique/vintage South African tribal pipe with a carved ox-bone mouthpiece and carved wooden pipe bowl the long shaft bound with copper wire work, beaded decoration and hangin...
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Early 20th Century African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

2000S African Beaded Harness Top With Cowrie Shells
Located in New York, NY
2000S African Beaded Harness Top With Cowrie Shells
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Early 2000s Scarves

Pair of African Yoruba Beaded Armchairs
By Yoruba People
Located in Essex, MA
A pair of beautifully handmade African beaded lounge chairs by the Yoruba People, Nigeria. Originally reserved for Yoruba Royalty, these sculptural and comfortable chairs are decorat...
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20th Century Nigerian Tribal Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Hardwood, Beads

  • Pair of African Yoruba Beaded Armchairs
  • Pair of African Yoruba Beaded Armchairs
  • Pair of African Yoruba Beaded Armchairs
  • Pair of African Yoruba Beaded Armchairs
H 39 in. W 25.5 in. D 24 in.
Ndebele Beaded Wedding Apron, South Africa
Located in New York, NY
Ndebele beaded aprons (Jocolo) were made by and worn by women on ceremonial occasions. The Jocolo, with its five "fingers," was reserved for use by married women. The row of copper r...
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Vintage 1930s South African Tribal Art

Materials

Hide

South African Zulu Beaded Collar Necklace, Early 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
South African Zulu beaded collar necklace from the early 20th century. The collar measures 80 cm long and 2.2 cm in diameter. Zulu beadwork has a long history as beads were t...
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Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Beads

Vintage Zulu Beaded Collar Necklace, South Africa, Early 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Africa, early 20th century South African Zulu beaded collar. Zulu beadwork has a long history as beads were traded first by Arabs and later Europeans in exchange for ivory, an...
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Early 20th Century South African Tribal Art

Materials

Beads

Pair of White Beaded African Ceremonial Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of white beaded African ceremonial chairs - made custom, folk art of African tribes in Nigeria. We can make any custom design in 3-6 months... the shown pair are available immed...
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20th Century Nigerian Folk Art Club Chairs

Materials

Wood, Beads

Vintage Set of 4 Ndebele Mapoto Beaded Aprons from South Africa Canvas Backed
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome set of four Ndebele Mapoto beaded aprons from South Africa. They are canvas backed and in awesome condition. We have not detected any loose beads. The canvas does have stain...
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Late 20th Century South African Tribal Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas, Beads

Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil Bodycon African Beads Print Mesh Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier Soliel
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil Bodycon African Beads Print Mesh Maxi Dress Size L
Category

20th Century Day Dresses

An Antique Beaded Ceremonial Dance Shirt From Cameroon, Africa
Located in New York, NY
This is a rare ceremonial dance shirt from Cameroon. The beadwork is very special and the patterns full of movement. There is a small bronze bell attached to the front of the shirt. ...
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Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Cotton, Beads

African Yoruba Beaded Horse and Rider
Located in Cleveland, OH
Yoruba Beaded Sculpture Horse and Rider Wood, Shells, Textile, Beads and Animal Hair 26 x 9.5 x 12 inches
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1940s Tribal Sculptures

Materials

Textile, Wood

  • African Yoruba Beaded Horse and Rider
  • African Yoruba Beaded Horse and Rider
  • African Yoruba Beaded Horse and Rider
  • African Yoruba Beaded Horse and Rider
H 26 in. W 12 in. D 9.5 in.
Yves Saint Laurent Beaded African Dress
By Alber Elbaz
Located in Riverdale, NY
This semisheer dress is Alber Elbaz's contemporized take on Yves Saint Laurent influential African collection of the 1960's. Black Sequins, Ebony and deep russet dangling wood bea...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Yoruba Nigeria African Royal Beaded Headdress Crown on Lucite Stand
Located in North Hollywood, CA
West African hand beaded head dress crown from Yoruba, Nigeria. This artistic beautiful and functional art piece is covered with beads in ivory, red, blue, green, yellow and black c...
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Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Fabric, Beads

Yoruba Nigeria African Royal Beaded Headdress Crown on Lucite Stand
Located in North Hollywood, CA
West African hand beaded head dress crown from Yoruba, Nigeria. This artistic beautiful and functional art piece is covered with beads in turquoise, orange, green, yellow red, blue ...
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Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

African Urembo Beaded Vintage Necklace Choker by the Maasai Tribe Kenya
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage African Urembo beaded necklace choker. Handmade in Kenya by the maasai tribe. Urembo means “beauty” and the handmade pattern and unique color pairings will make a bold stat...
Category

Late 20th Century Kenyan Tribal Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Beads

Yoruba Nigeria African Red Royal Beaded Headdress Crown on Lucite Stand
Located in North Hollywood, CA
West African hand beaded head dress crown from Yoruba, Nigeria. This artistic beautiful and functional art piece is covered with beads in ivory, red and black colors with faces bird...
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Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

African Maasai Necklace Mounted on Custom Metal Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
An African Maasai tribal necklaces mounted on stands. These very colorful African necklaces feature a variety of sizes. The prominent colors are blues and reds for some of more yello...
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21st Century and Contemporary African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Pair of Carved Ebony Bookends as African Warriors
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of carved ebony bookends modelled as African warriors, resting on their haunches, with glass eyes, 19th century Spanish coin-earrings, brass bracelets, each with shield and spear.
Category

20th Century African Bookends

Materials

Iron

African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
An African Yoruba tribal bracelet made of hand stitched leather and hand sewn beadwork.Dating from the 1980's these older bracelets are of much better quality then later ones. The ...
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Vintage 1980s Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Beads, Leather

  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
H 1.25 in. Dm 2.5 in.
African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
An African Yoruba tribal bracelet made of hand-stitched leather and hand-sewn beadwork.Dating from the 1980's these older bracelets are of much better quality then later ones. The be...
Category

Vintage 1980s Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Leather, Beads

  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
H 1.5 in. Dm 2.25 in.
African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
An African Yoruba tribal bracelet made of hand-stitched leather and hand-sewn beadwork. Dating from the 1980s these older bracelets are of much better quality then later ones. The be...
Category

Vintage 1980s Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Beads, Leather

  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
  • African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
H 1.5 in. Dm 2.75 in.
1990S Camel Silk Chiffon African Style Wood & Bone Beaded Camisole
Located in New York, NY
1990S Camel Silk Chiffon African Style Wood & Bone Beaded Camisole
Category

1990s Camisoles

YSL African Style Gold Coin and Wood Bead Bib Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Oversized YSL bib of unusual genius juxtaposition of dyed wood beads, gilt antique "coin" spacers and glass strass stones. 3 rows of birch toned wood beads are mixed with yellow pate...
Category

1990s Multi-Strand Necklaces

Materials

Gilt Metal

Vintage African Yoruba Tribal Bracelet
By Yoruba Tribe
Located in New York, NY
An African Yoruba tribal bracelet made of hand-stitched leather and hand-sewn beadwork. Dating from the 1980s these older bracelets are of much better quality then later ones. The be...
Category

Vintage 1980s Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Beads, Leather

Marco Bicego Africa Yellow Gold Large Bead Hugging Bangle SB44
By Marco Bicego
Located in Wilmington, DE
18K Yellow Gold Large Bead Hugging Bangle. Inspired by tribal jewelry and the soft dunes of the Sahara, this Africa Gold Bracelet is hand engraved by Italian artisans. SB44
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2010s Bangles

Late 19th Century Tribal Nguni Tobacco Bag, South Africa
Located in New York, NY
Means of carrying tobacco were as important in southern Africa as those of sampling it, and gaily beaded purses were widely produced for that purpose. Decorated as vividly as any oth...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Natural Fiber, Beads

African Tribal Art Women's Magical Figure
Located in Point Richmond, CA
African tribal Art "magical" figure used by the Nyamwezi tribe's Women's secret cult for divination and protection especially related to children, field collected in the Tabora area ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tanzanian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Cotton, Beads

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African Bead For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the African bead you’re looking for. Each African bead for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, clay and beads. Find 34 options for an antique or vintage African bead now, or shop our selection of 35 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer African bead, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An African bead, designed in the Folk Art or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one African bead that is appealing in its simplicity, but antique textiles galleries, Yoruba People and Andrianna Shamaris produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an African Bead?

Prices for an African bead start at $75 and top out at $18,000 with the average selling for $1,646.