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    Old Nigerian Brass Bell

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    This brass bell is said to have been used and passed down generations during its lifetime in Nigeria. Crafted by an expert craftsman many decades a...

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    Brass Yoruba-Style Beads (9mm)

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    This special strand of brass beads is made according to a traditional Yoruba design sourced from West Africa. The Yoruba people are known for their...

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    Nigerian Brass Donut Beads

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    Take a look at these Brass Donut trade beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is 26", with beads measuring 2 - 3 mm in t...

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    Nigerian Brass Donut Ring Beads (14mm)

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    These handmade rings are made by independent artisans in Nigeria. Measuring approximately 14mm in diameter, each donut-shaped ring has a hole size ...

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    Jumbo Round Nigerian Brass Beads (20mm)

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    Take a moment to appreciate the size of these Jumbo Nigerian Brass Globe Beads. These beads have a somewhat rough surface with imperfections that g...

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    Brass Aja Flower Beads (11mm)

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    These brass flower beads are cast in a design reminiscent of Venetian Aja beads. Each bead measures approximately 4 x 11mm with a hole size of 2mm....

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    Nigerian Brass Globe Beads (12mm)

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    Take a look at these Brass Globe trade beads from Africa. Each bead measures approximately 10-14mm in diameter and is handmade individually. This s...

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    Nigerian Brass Globe Beads (14mm)

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    Take a look at these Brass Globe trade beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is 26", with beads measuring 13-16mm in di...

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    Antique Nigerian Brass Beads (24 Inch Strand)

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    Take a look at these unusual antique brass trade beads from Nigeria West Africa. Also known as Cambari brass, each bead is handmade individually. S...

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    Antique Yoruba Brass Beads with Conical Pendant

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    These Vintage Yoruba brass beads have a unique and whimsical shape. Formed with a patterned surface, these hollow beads are distinctive in their de...

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    Old Yoruba Brass Bell Necklace

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    These authentic brass bells are handmade by the Yoruba people of Nigeria in West Africa. The Yoruba tribe are one of the most significant ethnic gr...

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    Antique Nigerian Brass Saucer Beads (10mm)

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    From the villages of Nigeria, these beautiful saucer-shaped beads were crafted by skilled artisans many decades ago. Each bead measures approximate...

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    Antique Yoruba Brass Beads w/ Vintage Coin

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    Take a look at this beautiful antique Yoruba brass necklace! Yoruba brass is a special artisanal bead made in Nigeria and prized throughout West Af...

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    Nigerian Brass Globe Beads (18mm)

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    Take a look at these Brass Globe trade beads from Africa. These beads have a somewhat irregular surface with imperfections that give them a truly r...

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    Super Jumbo Graduated Yoruba Brass Beads

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    This exceptional strand of brass beads is fashioned in the tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Crafted by hand, these larger size beads meas...

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    Antique Yoruba Brass Bead Necklace

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    Take a look at this beautiful antique Yoruba brass necklace! Yoruba brass is a special artisanal bead made in Nigeria and prized throughout West Af...

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    Old Nigerian Brass Rings

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    Take a look at these unusual Nigerian brass rings. Each bead is individually handmade. The strand is 27" and includes approximately 100 rings with ...

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    Antique Nigerian Brass Saucer Beads (12mm)

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    From the villages of Nigeria, these beautiful saucer-shaped beads were crafted by skilled artisans many decades ago. Each bead measures approximate...

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    Antique Yoruba Brass Bead Necklace

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    Take a look at this beautiful antique Yoruba brass necklace! Yoruba brass is a special artisanal bead made in Nigeria and prized throughout West Af...

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    Antique Round Yoruba Brass Beads (6mm)

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    Take a look at this beautiful strand of antique Yoruba brass beads! Yoruba brass is a special artisanal bead made in Nigeria and prized throughout ...

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    Antique Nigerian Brass Bells (15x12mm)

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    Take a look at this exceptional strand of old Nigerian Brass Bells. These bells have been individually crafted to make sonorous jingle sound. The q...

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    Jumbo Nigerian Brass Elongated Oval Beads (37x22mm)

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    This Nigerian brass bead has been fashioned in an usual and hard to find oval shape. The rustic craftsmanship of the brass is evident in the rough ...

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    Antique Nigerian Brass Bells (17x12mm)

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    Take a look at this exceptional strand of old Nigerian Brass Bells. These bells have been individually crafted to make sonorous jingle sound. The q...

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    Antique Yoruba Brass Bead Necklace

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    Take a look at this beautiful antique Yoruba brass necklace! Yoruba brass is a special artisanal bead made in Nigeria and prized throughout West Af...

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With such a precise artisan quality and a abundant history; our strands of Nigerian beads are the breath of fresh air your jewelry designs have been looking for. Here are The Bead Chest we have a diverse selection of Nigerian beads! From our brass Nigerian beads and pendants to our hand carved Nigerian bone beads and from our glass to our wooden Nigerian beads your options are many! And with tones ranging from red to blue, black to white and with many multicolor bead strand options we know you’ll find the perfect Nigerian beads for your next jewelry collection.

The artisan culture and history of Nigerian jewelry making and artistry dates all the way back to 500 BC. From about 500 BC to AD 200 the Nok civilisation of Northern Nigeria flourished. From giant terracotta sculptures and statues to elaborate copper masks and brass jewelry, Nigerian artistry has been developing and influencing global culture since the dawn of time. In the middle ages Nigeria spanned all the way from western Nigeria to modern-day Togo. During that time the Benin Empire of southwestern Nigeria prospered from the 15th - 19th century. During that time Nigeria traded its artisan jewelry designs and supplies along trade routes reaching places like Portugal and the Middle East. The most famous ancient artifacts from Nigeria are the two royal Benin ivory masks. The ivory masks are seen by hundreds of thousands each year at the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum of London. In modern day Nigeria the spirit of artistry and jewelry making is still alive and many of Nigeria’s current jewelry makers pull inspiration from the many styles of the ancient Benin Empire.

Modern day Nigerian jewelry making is well known for its use and implementation of many different types of materials in all shapes and sizes. Coconut shells and vintage glass are creatively used to make unique strands of beads. Everything from camel bone beads to white metal beads are used as accent pieces in intricate necklaces and bracelets. Nigerian jewelry makers are particularly skilled at making beautiful brass bead strands and highly detailed brass pendants.

It's a no brainer when it comes to working with the complex and spectacular styles of Nigerian beads. So please take your time browsing our selection of Nigerian beads and pendants! We know you’ll find the right beads for you and your creative designs.