These Brass trade beads are from Ghana, Africa. Each bead is made individually through the "Lost Wax process" technique. The strand is about 26" long including raffia, and the beads measure approximately 18-20 x 18-20mm with a hole size of 3-4mm. This special design will add character to your unique jewelry, or can be used as a decor object! Please note, due to the handmade nature of these beads, there can be imperfections on some beads.