These authentic Djenne beads derive their name from the ancient city in Mali where they are found. Also known locally as Nila beads, they are said to be centuries old. The exact provenance of these beads is not known but it is believed that they may be possibly roman. Djenne beads are a more rare variety of African bead and are found in a number of colors including white, black, yellow, green, and blue. The more colorful beads are harder to find and a strand of mixed beads such this is uncommon. Each bead measures approximately 2-17mm wide and 2-9mm in diameter. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from strand pictured. Actual size may vary and bead count is approximate. Pictured strands are intended to illustrate diversity of glass and clay beads on these strands. Two strands are pictured however each strand is sold individually. Strand will be selected at random. Please inquire in advance if you have specific requirements. Limited supply.