Amber and ebony wood bead necklace
This is a recent assemblage of five large genuine natural amber pieces interspersed with ebony wood beads inlaid with silver. The colouration of each chunky amber piece is beautiful. There is a crack in one of the amber pieces (see photo) as is often the case in such ancient elements. A stunning stylish necklace.
Assembled late 20
5 x genuine amber pieces with ebony wood & silver beads from Mali
70.0 cm full length
Amber beads vary between 2.5 cm and 3.5 cm in diameter
Jereb, J. (2015). Arts and Crafts of Morocco. London: Thames and Hudson, p 93.
Hopp, N. (2009). Amber. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. Ltd.