West African Glass Talhakimt - Red Glass Tanfouk - Mali Mauritania Tribal Talhakimt - Tribal Belly Dance

$18.00
Item No: JPB0002
Country of origin: Mali / Mauritania / West Africa
Qty in Stock: 13
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Glass pendant / bead from Mali or Mauritania.

Size:  2-3/16 inches long and about 1-3/8 inches wide
Materials:  Glass
Color:  Red to red-orange

Priced listed is for ONE pendant / bead.

These are approximately 2 3/16 inches long and about 1 3/8 inches wide.  These pendants are glass and have been used as tribal adornment in country.  There may be small imperfections from the manufacturing process, they may be dirty or pitted from wear, and some may have small chips, cracks or worn edges.  All are a red to red orange color but there is variation and any or all may be slightly different in color.  These can be washed and even scrubbed gently if desired, although they are glass and should be handled with care. 

Old glass talhakimt from West Africa.  These pretty and unusual items are used for pendants, hair adornments and other decoration, mostly in Mali and Mauritania.  These are made in many different sizes and colors, usually of glass or agate.  The larger glass pieces such as these were originally Czech trade beads originating in the early 1900s which were themselves based on an even older design from India. 

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