Tibetan Style "Coral and Turquoise Glass" Melon Bead Necklace/Strand or Loose

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  • Hand Wound and Inlaid Glass Trade Beads with a striking Two Toned Color disc pattern in precious Turquoise and Coral colors 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, shapes and vivid patterns. These gorgeous trade beads became precious cultural heirlooms for their resemblance to locally valued prestige materials like Coral and Turquoise.
  • Bead Approx. 17mm x 30mm
  • Strand Approx. 29" (beaded section 22")
  • Origin is India ca. 1940-70's traded into Nepal and Tibet