Black and Red: 18 and 20mm Vintage African Phono Record Beads / African Beads, Jijida Beads, Vinyl Record Beads, Trade Beads, Vinyl Beads, Heishi Beads, Vulcanite, Jewelry Supplies
Super rare find! This bulky strand of Ghana Jijida Beads or better known as Vinyl Record Beads is one of a kind and super old. This is a vintage strand acquired a few years ago from a vintage bead trader. The strand is 32" strung in a loop as pictured; the red beads are 20mm in diameter and the black beads are 18mm in diameter.
They are made in Africa from a material called Vulcanite or Phono Records, used to make vinyl records and popularly known as vinyl record beads. They are one of my favorite beads, full of colors and history and known in Mali as Jigida beads, commonly used to shape the women's waist.
This vinyl record bead strand is shipped as shown in the pictures, strung in a loop as they're used and traded in Africa. Please check all pictures and zoom in for details.
❁ DETAILS: Material: Vulcanite Quantity: one strand with hundreds of beads, approx. 32″ Bead Shape: flat and round Size: 18mm black beads and 20mm red beads (in diameter) x 1mm thick Hole Size: approx. 1mm diameter