Fabulous strand of old round wound trade beads also known as Dutch Dogons from the African Trade. Some of the earliest hand wound beads traded in Africa were originally produced in Holland. Beads such as these were often used by the Dogon people for dowries and were passed down by generations of Dogon women for over 200 years. These are rare beads that truly show the wear of time! These African trade beads have traveled at least three continents and have graced numerous owners. This is an exceptionally long strand measuring 36" in length. Traditional African beads such as this are often strung and worn on long strands. Some beads may be cracked or chipped due to age.