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 and 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

Antique "Amber"
Matching Collection
from
Mauritania


Classic
Four Corner
Collection
from
Mauritania
Connoisseur Collection


Richly Coloured
"Amber"
Collection
from
Ghana

ADDITIONS
Traditional
Colours and Shapes
from the
Malian Sahara
-
Connoisseur Collection

ADDITIONS
Large
‘Doughnut’ Shapes
and an
Unusual 4-corner
Decoration

ADDITIONS
Berber Copal
Coral and Silver
Collections
from
Morocco

African
"Amber" with Silver Decoration
from
Mauritania


Lovely Range
of Colours
found in the
Malian Sahara

"Water Amber"
from
Guinea Bissau

Small Collections


Miniature Amber
Mixed Shapes
Large Collection


Miniature
“Amber Gram”
Small Collection

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