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Antique Dutch cobalt hand wound trade beads, Dogon, Mali

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Antique Dutch cobalt hand wound trade beads, Dogon, Mali

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 Antique Dutch cobalt hand wound trade beads Blue and transparent.

Some of the earliest hand wound glass beads that entered the African Trade were created in Holland. These large, solid colored beads were often called "Dogon Eggs", as they were extensively traded among the Dogon people of Mali, West Africa in the 18th and 19th century Spice Trade. The beads were carried into Mali via early Dutch Traders and were sometimes also referred to as Dutch East India Company Trade Beads.

Used as High Level Trade Currency and Prestige Beads among Dogon and Fulani people in Mali. Amma is the supreme god in the mythology of the Dogon people of Mali in West Africa. Amma created a "cosmic egg," which was the source of the universe. These gorgeous beads would have been enormously exotic and richly colored

51 Beads and the largest one´s are 1,8 cm.

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