Mali Stone beads are said to be centuries old because they seem to have been made in a very primitive way. This strand of African beads is 28" long with beads varying in size. Mali stone beads typically come in a smaller size, however this strand features unusually large beads that are more difficult to find. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from photo. Color of string may be multicolored for some strands and not raffia. Due to weight, additional shipping charge may apply for some international orders.