Hebron Beads

Hebron beads are known to have been  made from the 12th Century to around the 1880s in Hebron, near Jerusalem, using salts of the Dead Sea as their  alkali.
They are becoming extremely difficult to find in good, or indeed, any condition.
The strands of excellent beads below were found in Mali and are offered as found.
If required, cleaning with a gentle scrubbing in warm soapy water and the addition
of a light coating of baby oil will greatly enhance their colouration.

Bead sizes 8 x 13 to 15 x 23 mm
Outer strand 26 ins / 66 cm  ATB 173-35 K   138   Sold
Middle strand 24 ins / 61 cm  ATB 173-35 L   128
Inner strand 24 ins / 61 cm  ATB 173-35 M   128   Sold

Strand Lengths 20 ins / 51 cm  - Bead sizes 8 x 13 to 15 x 23 mm
Outer strand ATB 173-35 c   106
Inner strand ATB 173-35 d   106

Strand Lengths 22 ins / 56 cm  - Bead sizes 9 x 13 to 15 x 24 mm
Outer strand ATB 173-35 e   112
 Inner strand ATB 173-35 f   112

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