Collection: Rare-Ethnic-Tribal Beads

For almost a quarter century we have been sourcing, gathering and collecting beads from right around the world.

Many of those beads were either rare, or very desirable ethnic or tribal beads.

Now, many of those beads that had been our pride and joy are now looking for a new home – either as a collectable piece to put on display, to add to a collection or as an ingredient for a stylish piece of jewellery.

By flicking through the pages of our website, we take you on an online adventure that will take you on a journey to exotic and faraway places you may have only dreamed about.

The people of those faraway places have created hand-made clay beads from Afghanistan, 200-year old African Trade beads, hand-carved mud cloth batik bone beads from Kenya and ancient ethnic conch beads from the Himalayas.

Not to mention the sliced mushroom beads meticulously carved out of jade, fabulous turquoise nuggets from Tibet or the four-sided etched mutton-fat cubes – that come with Chinese script engraving.

Or if you prefer the Siam red Cinnabar beads from China, 2000-year old Roman glass beads, hand-made ceramic Kazuri beads from Kenya or a twig of Burmese sea coral.

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  • Massive 4.5 Kilos (450pcs+) – Silver Foil Glass Bead Collection - All Colours & Black [SF-MB4.5k19]
    Glass, Silver Foil, Indian, Tribal, Ethnic, India, Faceted, 4.5 kilos, Bicones, Rounds, Ovals, Twists, Drops, Black, Tubes, Cubes, Tabular, Opaque, Transparent, Speckled, Frosted, Silver Foil, Frosted, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Bead Curtain, Suncatcher, Multicolours,
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    $39.05
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  • 200pcs – Handmade West African Sandcast Yoruba and Krobo Glass Beads
    Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Sandcast, Glass, Beads, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Rare, Ethnic, Tribal, Collectible, Statement, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kiln, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa, Multicoloured,
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    $56.26
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  • 80pcs – 120g - 10-20mm Assorted Afghani Jade Stone Beads [SPJ-14]
    Jade, Ovals, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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    $13.24
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  • 70pcs – 49g - 8x10mm Unpolished Afghan Jade Oval Beads [SPJ-15]
    Jade, Ovals, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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    $11.25
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  • 35pcs – 56g - 10-17mm Afghani Unpolished Jade Stone Flasks [SPJ-12]
    Jade, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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    $13.90
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  • 2000pcs+ 16 Semi-Precious Strands – Lapis, Jasper, Jade, Blackstone & Coral [SPS-1]
    Lapis Lazuli, Strands, Coral, Jasper, Jade, Mediterranean, Beads, Rocailles, Spiritual, Chakra, Blue, Green, Black, Semi-Precious, Beaders, Brown, Afghanistan, Middle East, Himalayas, China, Nomad, Stone Beads, Inspiring, Imperial Gem, Ethnic, Tribal, Jewellery, Tribal Jewellery, Necklaces, Yellow, Red, Bracelets, Earrings, Collectable, Middle East,
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    $42.36
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  • 22pcs - 98g – 20-50mm – Natural Burmese Coral – Ideal for Pendants [E-58]
    : Tribal, Ethnic, Branch Coral, Seaside, Collection, Coral, Orange, Jewellery, Asia, Algerian, Onyx, White Metal, Sterling Silver, Topaz, Amber, Jet Black, Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings, Burma, Burmese, Beads, Amazonite, Sea Coral, Twig, Branches, Dangle Earrings, Tribal Jewellery,
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  • 11pcs - 11x25mm African Ashanti Lost Wax Cast Brass Hearts from Ghana
    Africa, Ashanti, African, Ghana, Brass, Metal, Hearts, Lost-Wax, Central Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Baoule, Bronze, Lost Wax, Ancient Techniques, Krobo, Krobos, Metal-Casting, Beads, Molten Metal, Bead-Making, Modern Methods, West Africa, Tribe, Ethnic, Hearts, Fern-Like, Glass, Recycled Glass, Dentistry, Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet, Leg Bangle, Boho-Inspired,
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    $14.56
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  • 11pcs - 22x34mm - Crude African Ashanti Lost Wax Cast Brass Spiral Disks from Ghana
    Africa, Ashanti, African, Ghana, Brass, Metal, Spiral Disks, 3rd Millennium, Lost-Wax, Central Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Baoule, Bronze, Lost Wax, Ancient Techniques, Krobo, Krobos, Metal-Casting, Beads, Molten Metal, Bead-Making, Modern Methods, West Africa, Tribe, Ethnic, Hearts, Fern-Like, Glass, Recycled Glass, Dentistry, Necklace, Bracelet, Leg Bangle, Boho-Inspired, Pendant Disks,
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  • 100pcs - Recycled Bottle Glass Krobo Beads from Ghana, West Africa
    Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sandcast, Glass, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Jars, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kiln, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa, Multicoloured, Brown, Topaz, Clear, Blue, Olive, Green,
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  • 200pcs - Recycled Bottle Glass Krobo Beads from Ghana, West Africa
     Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sandcast, Glass, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Jars, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kiln, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa, Multicoloured, Brown, Yellow, Red, Blue, White, Green, White,
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  • 40pcs – Handmade West African Sandcast Yoruba and Krobo Glass Beads
    Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sandcast, Glass, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Jars, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kilns, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa,
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  • 14pcs – 10-18mm Unpolished Afghani Lapis Soccer Ball Melons [SPL-3]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis, Unpolished, Melons, Disks, Statement, Head Pin, Soccer,
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    $17.21
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  • 100pcs - 50g - 10-15mm Chunky Chinese Jade Chip Stone Beads [SPJ-19]
    Afghanistan, China, Asia, Carved, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, button, Chip Stones, Jade, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem,
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    $9.93
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  • 40pcs - 100g – 8-25mm Faceted Chinese Jade Hexagonal Beads [SPJ-17]
    Afghanistan, China, Asia, Carved, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Imperial Gem, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style,  Beads, Faceted, Hexagonal,
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    $23.83
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  • 95pcs - 100g – 8-10mm Unpolished Afghan Lapis Lazuli Hexagonal Beads [SPL-13]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis, Unpolished, Hexagonal, Disks, Statement,
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    $18.53
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  • 28pcs - 100g – 14-30mm Polished Afghan Lapis Lazuli Bicones [SPL-8]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Worldwide Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet,  Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Bicone, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis,
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    $27.80
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  • 36pcs - 50g – 5x16mm Hand-Carved White Flower Bone Beads [B-18]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Ethnic, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, African Inspired, Indian-Style, Vintage, Recycled, Flower,
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  • 100g – 80pcs - 15-36mm Assorted Colours Batik Bone Tube All Mix – [B-O]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Africa, Ethnic, Batik, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Hair Pipes, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, Horn, Black, Brown, African Inspired, Indian-Style, Vintage, Tribal, Cylinder, Pipes, Tribal Jewellery, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Cow, Goats, Camels, Hand-Carved, Tubes, Beige, Purple, Three-Dot,
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  • 100g – 120pcs - 7x15mm Beige/White Hand-Painted Batik Bone Tubes – for Boho-Inspired Jewellery [B-J]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Africa, Ethnic, Batik, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Hair Pipes, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, Horn, Black, Brown, African Inspired, Indian-Style, Vintage, Tribal, Cylinder, Pipes, Tribal Jewellery, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Cow, Goats, Camels, Hand-Carved, Tubes, Beige,
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    $9.27
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