Amber

African "amber" is not the true European ( Baltic ) or South American fossilised pine tree resin Amber. Some were made from complicated mixtures of  synthetic resin barrel beads, which were imported from Europe from the late 1800's onwards, to be fashioned into their many diverse designs by African craftsmen. There are also many regional variations, which are locally known as 'amber' to be found all over Africa .. made from a variety of materials. Amongst the types on offer on the following pages are some very old, difficult to find, increasingly valuable and highly collectable items.

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Mauritanian
"Four corner"
Single beads
-Styles
Reference Page

ADDITION
Antique "Amber"
Extra Long Strand
from
Mauritania


ADDITION
Connoisseurs
Collection of 4 Corner and Bicone "Amber" from Mauritania

Beautifully matched
"Amber"
Collection
from
Ghana

ADDITIONS
Rare Collections
of
 "Amber-Gram”
found in
Mali


"Water Amber"
from
Guinea Bissau

ADDITIONS
Small Collections

Connoisseurs strand
"Amber"
from
Guinea Conakry
and Mali

Matched
Antique Barrel
Collection

ADDITION
Small Collection

Berber Copal
Coral and Silver
Collections
from
Morocco
Phenolic 'Amber'

African
"Amber" with Silver Decoration
from
Mauritania
and
Mali

East African
Rhino Horn

For Reference Only

Tibetan Mala

For Reference Only

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