A beautiful strand of 6 dark grey with white designs Clay Spindle beads from Mali strung on raffia. These beads have a smooth polished feel with dramatic geometric designs. The beads are 30 mm in diameter.
The beads are handmade and will vary in shape, patterns and colour. The string you receive will be similar to the one in the photo.
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 that they are made from Africa’s earth.