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Then girls reaching marriageable age are adorned with the familys finest beads to celebrate their puberty.
In the 20th century, beautiful ancient stone beads from Afghanistan became available to collectors.
Afghanistan was, however, the source of the tabular and lenticular beads, which showcase the beauty of the stones, many of which are translucent.
The coveted long bicone beads, as well as leech beads, also came from Afghanistan.See Also: Mother-of-Pearl Pearls Shell Beads This Hausa term for bauxite beads is widely used by West Africa traders.Abo refers to the weathered reddish soils from which bauxite is formed and which make up the dusty earth of much of Africa.We are continuously adding to the Dictionary, so check back often.To search for keywords in Dictionary headings, enter the word (singular will pull more results) in the Search box at the top right of this screen.AB finish is widely used on seed beads and bugles; Czech molded glass beads, both smooth and faceted; plastic plain and fancy shapes; and cut glass crystals.