Necklace Collection : Large Bead Pendant, Mali/Sénégal. Cf. Garrard, T., Gold of Africa, Geneva, 198…

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Large Bead Pendant, Mali/Sénégal. Cf. Garrard, T., Gold of Africa, Geneva, 198...

Large Bead Pendant, Mali/Sénégal. Cf. Garrard, T., Gold of Africa, Geneva, 1989, p.24, fig.14. The author describes the technique in which tiny granules of gold are applied to the large bead to produce a shimmering effect. The ornaments are found principally in Mali and Senegal, where they are highly prized. The form can be traced back at least a thousand years in the Middle East and was probably introduced to West Africa through trans-Saharan trade.



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