Tribal Nugget Bead w. 5mm Holes - Qty: 5 (Code B3088)
VINTAGE MACRAME BEADS - circa 1970 / 1980s
This bead is such a gorgeous feature for your next macrame or weave or beaded piece!
I'm going to say the design might be tribal African patterning, but if you have more information I would love to hear from you. There are so many designs out there it can be hard to come across the exact description. These beads are from a warehouse clearance we did years ago, and they have been in storage at least 20 years, and were purchased some years before that. So, we don't really know their age, but we know they can be amazing in the right spot!
Bead measurements: 27mm x 18mm with a 5mm threading hole. 27mm is from hole to hole direction. The bead is shaped like a nugget that has been pinched in a few places - very hard to describe! Very very unusual.
Quantity per pack: 5 beads
These have a matte finish, and are a great match with animal print decor or fashion. You will need to look at the photos closely. (We have also included a photo with all 3 shapes we have in this style, so you can see what others are available. See our other listings if you want to know more about those. This listing is for 5 nugget shape beads.)
The patterning is rather unusual. The colours are a cream background with burnt orange smudges, with brown tribal pattern on them on all sides, that look like etchings.
Beads with large holes big enough for thick rope or leather strapping to pass through are really hard to come by! But here at Bead Shack we have quite a range of large holed beads!