These versatile blue beads are smooth and worn to touch. Found in Nigeria, West Africa, vintage Czech beads such as these were made in Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries and exported to Africa. Each 28" strand contains approximately 230 beads measuring 2 x 9mm. The generous 2mm hole size make them well suited for use with thicker cord such as leather. Each strand is unique and shade of blue may vary slightly as illustrated in photo.