Ancient Persian Glass
These attractive glass beads were found in West Africa, but originated as bracelets in Iran
( Persia ) sometime within the 12th to 16th centuries. Prior to Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power, Tehran was one of the major
centres of antique dealing. It is known that many kilos of ancient Persian jewellery pieces and fragments were bought to be sorted, joined, reshaped and re-drilled ( hence their tiny new holes ) and were redistributed over many
continents .. although they are rare to find in quantity. Beautifully coloured multicoloured patterns and eye designs on their convex outer front faces, not all of which are possible to be shown in the scans below.