Hand Wound and Inlaid Glass Trade Beads with a striking "Peppermint" or "Rising Sun" pattern created in India in the 1940-70's specifically for trade with Naga Tribal Groups in Northern India, and Burma. They also traveled through the Cultural Trade Routes to Nepal and Tibet, where they were highly prized for their unusual colors and vivid patterns. These gorgeous trade beads became precious cultural heirlooms for their extravagantly rich color and rarity in their own right.
Bead Approx. 19mm x 11mm
Strand Approx. 24" (beaded section 17")
Origin is India ca. 1940-70's traded into Nepal and Tibet