Mali Wedding beads are hand-made, and are presented to brides on their wedding days. They were made in what was once known as Czechoslovakia, for trade in Africa. They are worn throughout West Africa, specifically in Mali. Mali Wedding beads are multicolored and come in different shapes and sizes. Some are in the shape of a bulb, while others are elongated, flat, or triangular. Each strand of Mali Wedding Beads is unique, and may vary from the strand pictured. The wedding beads are strung in a way that allows them to swivel around the cord. Mali Wedding Beads are also known as Don Don Sole beads, and are worn by Fulani women.