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Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm

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  • Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm
  • Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm
  • Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm
  • Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm
  • Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm

Garuda Trading

Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 19mm

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A lovely antique mosaic coral bead. Coral is so highly prized in the Himalayan regions that even beads with surface fissures and holes are very sought after. Not a piece of coral was wasted! Gaps were often filled with a wax and pitch mixture that is called lakh. Sometimes smaller pieces of coral were also added to give the appearance of a complete and much more uniform shaped bead. The result is that each bead has its own unique character.

Collected in the 1980s
Size: 19mm x 15mm
Age: 100 to 300 years old
Condition: Mostly very good with natural pitting and surface fissures.