A strand of 6 grey with white designs Clay Spindle beads from Mali. The beads are 33 mm x 21 mm. You will receive 6 beads as shown in the photo. Please note that these beads were handmade so each bead varies.
My affection for these beads dates back to when I first heard that these ‘Spindles’ actually evolved into the beads they are today because of our avid collectioner’s heart (all Beaders have one of those!) Originally these Spindles were actually made to spin cotton but then people started collecting them because they were so beautiful. They became rare .. so some enterprising people started making new ones but more as the beads they are today… They are so beautiful and evoke the country, Africa just by handling them and by the fact they are made of Africa’s earth.