Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • African Copal Bead

    $5.00
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    This is a barrel-shaped African Copal Bead, measuring 0.9375" (24mm) thick by 1.1875" (30mm) in diameter and weighing 16 grams.  Copal, also known as African amber or faux amber, is a phenolic resin or Bakelite which was made in Germany beginning in 1920 for trade to Africa.  Each bead is handmade and has its own character and variations.  This bead is a translucent tangerine color with subtle darker orange streaks within.  It has a 0.125" (3mm) hole which has been placed off-center.  Age is unknown.  This African Copal Bead is in very good condition with no damage or wear.