Really neat strand of extremely long African trade beads. Large Millefiori beads of this type are often called "elbow" beads.
The strand features 11 beads total. Six of the beads are not in very good shape -- showing rough edges or major chips. Four of the elbows are in really great shape, while the rest are somewhere in between. In total, the strand measures 18 inches. Individual beads measure between 12-14 mm in diameter.
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